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Cefn-y-Coed Isa

A Grade II Listed Building in Eglwysbach, Conwy

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Coordinates

Latitude: 53.1989 / 53°11'56"N

Longitude: -3.8181 / 3°49'5"W

OS Eastings: 278646

OS Northings: 368417

OS Grid: SH786684

Mapcode National: GBR 63.2H0H

Mapcode Global: WH65J.BV3H

Entry Name: Cefn-y-Coed Isa

Listing Date: 23 June 1967

Last Amended: 12 November 1996

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 86

Building Class: Domestic

Location: Located at the SE boundary of the community, overlooking the Conwy valley about 0.5km E of the main A 470 trunk road and 2km SW of Eglwysbach village; accessed via a long farm track.

County: Conwy

Community: Eglwysbach (Eglwys-bach)

Community: Eglwysbach

Locality: Cefn-y-Coed Isa

Traditional County: Denbighshire

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History

Sub-medieval storied house of two periods; the E range is probably late C16, though the S range appears to have been added already in the first half C17, perhaps within one or two generations. The two blocks are both essentially of the storied cross-passage-and -end chimney type and, in their duplication of the interior spatial arrangement, suggest a unit-planned development; c1700 and early C19 alterations and additions.

Exterior

Large L-shaped house of whitened rubble with slate roof; tall end chimneys, that to the E range the largest and that to the N gable end of the S range tapering slightly; plain capping and weathercoursing, C19 squat chimney to S gable. Near-central entrance to earlier block with plain boarded door; modern 6-pane windows to first floor and a later extension to the R. The S range has its original stopped-chamfered doorcase to the entrance, with modern porch canopy and door. To the L, a pointed-arched, early C19 multi-pane iron-framed window with intersecting tracery head; modern windows to slightly-raised first floor, as before. Modern porch and windows to enlarged openings on W face of S block. The rear of the primary range has a further pointed-arched window and, on the first floor, two early C19 16-pane sashes.

A single-storey C19 wash/brewhouse addition projects to the south, adjoining the eastern block.

Interior

Wide stopped-chamfered main beam and fireplace lintel to the hall of the primary range; the fireplace has modern infill. The cross-passage is still discernible in the later range, and some of the post-and-panel screen is visible to the L. Fine ceiling to hall with stopped-chamfered beams and ogee-stopped joists; wide fireplace with stopped-chamfered bressummer. In the corner, at the junction between the two blocks, is a c1700 oak dogleg stair with plain newels, simple rail with grooved decoration, and flat, shaped balusters; small upper galleried landing. Panelled cupboard with arched head in first-floor passage, and two c1700 two-panel doors; pegged oak collar trusses to earlier range roof, that to the later range a C19 replacement.

Reasons for Listing

A large sub-medieval L-shaped storied house retaining good interior.

Group value with the barn at Cefn-y-Coed Isa.

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