Bangor Civic Society


News & EventsTown WalksTools & FeaturesMembershipMessage Board
Neuadd Eryri
Street: College Road (NW side)
Listing: Grade II
Name/Number: Neuadd Eryri
Date first listed: 17 April 1980
Other Resources:
The British and Foreign School Society

To SW side of the lower courtyard; stepped in the slope and faces NE. Also reached from Menai Road. Dated 1910. The Normal College was founded by the British and Foreign School Society to train teachers for non-denominational primary schools. This building resulted from an expansion begun in 1907 to accommodate the increased number of students and forms part of an H-plan group of linked ranges. Architect, Henry T Hare of London; contractors Messrs Willcock and Co of Wolverhampton. arts and crafts Tudor style; T-plan. Designed to accommodate 40 women. 3-storey and attic, 5-bay cement render front; slate roof with swept up ridge to spices and swept boarded saves. Louvred bellcote with finial and off centre cement rendered chimney stack midway down roof pitch. Central bay is taller and gabled with kneelers; more pronounced kneelers to gable ends over tapered clasping buttresses rising to 2nd floor level. Small pane casement windows with bell drip-moulds, mostly 2+2-light with dividing panel; flat roofed dormers and stone spandreled window to central gable. 7-light window over advanced 2-storey porch with cornice and semicircular pediment; freestone to centre over half glazed double doors with architrave. Broadly splayed 2-storey bay windows to either side and further half glazed door inserted into a 4-light window to right. Cross range to centre rear with similar detail. Splayed attic oriels to gable ends. Single storey Arcaded and covered passage connects with the Domestic and Dining Hall range.

  Tan yr Allt House

Group value with the neighbouring Normal College buildings.

References: P Ellis Jones, “Bangor 1883-1983: A study in Municipal Government” (1986) p 16.
Bangor Normal College Centenary publication.

© Copyright Bangor Civic Society 2006 Home | Contact Us | External Links | Link To Us | Other Civic Societies | Site Map | Search | FAQ | Constitution | Site Credits