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Cefn Garlleg Farmhouse

A Grade II Listed Building in Llansanffraid Glan Conwy, Conwy

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Coordinates

Latitude: 53.273 / 53°16'22"N

Longitude: -3.7699 / 3°46'11"W

OS Eastings: 282067

OS Northings: 376575

OS Grid: SH820765

Mapcode National: GBR 2Z3L.MF

Mapcode Global: WH655.2Z2Q

Entry Name: Cefn Garlleg Farmhouse

Listing Date: 30 January 1968

Last Amended: 5 January 1996

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 221

Building Class: Domestic

Location: Located some 3km NE of Llansanffraid Glan Conwy on a slightly elevated site; accessed via a long track leading N from a minor road running SE ultimately from the A 547 near Bryn Eisteddfod to meet the

County: Conwy

Community: Llansanffraid Glan Conwy

Community: Llansanffraid Glan Conwy

Locality: Cefn Garlleg

Traditional County: Denbighshire

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History

Second-half C16 storeyed house associated with the Williams family (of Cochwillan) and traditionally held to be the birthplace of John Williams (1582-1660), Archbishop of York and Lord Keeper under King Charles 1st.

Exterior

Of rendered rubble with modern slate roof and tall, rendered end chimneys, that to the R projecting and gabled. Three-bay asymmetrical front. Central entrance with boarded door and 5-pane rectangular fan; out-of-character mid C20 brick porch. C19 slightly-recessed 12-pane sash windows to R of entrance on both floors, that to the first unusually low; similar window type above porch. C20 window to L of entrance on ground floor and 16-pane sash as before to first floor above. Low C19 wash house extension to L with end chimney and oven projection beyond. To the rear, 3 flush gabled wings, that to the L apparently earlier and that to the R with plain rendered end chimney. 6-and 12-pane sash windows to first floor and a deeply-recessed boarded door to the ground floor centre. C19 catslide rubble projection extruded in the corner between the R wing and the wash house.

Interior

Good framed ceiling to former hall (ground floor L) with moulded and run-out-stopped beams and joists, characteristic of third-quarter C16 date. Large inglenook fireplace with C19 fireplace within. Late C16 or C17 plasterwork cartouche above fireplace with a dragon tied to a column shown in relief; modern polychromy.

Reasons for Listing

A late C16 storeyed house with interesting historical associations and with some good surviving interior detail.

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Other nearby listed buildings

  • II Plas Isa Farmhouse
    Located approximately 1.5km E of Llansanffraid Glan Conwy village, to the S of an unclassified lane leading E from Llansanffraid; at the end of a farm track and set back behind low rubble forecourt wa
  • II L-shaped agricultural range at Plas Isa
    Located to the SE of Plas Isa Farmhouse and enclosing a large farmyard on the NE and SE sides
  • II* Earlier House SW of Plas Isa
    Located immediately to the SW of Plas Isa Farmhouse, on the opposite side of the approach lane and built into a slight rise to the SW.
  • II Former carthouse and stable range at Plas Isa
    Located to the S of Plas Isa Farmhouse and facing a large farmyard on the W side.
  • II Barn at Grianllyn Farm (W side)
    Forms the boundary of the farmyard, parallel to the road and opposite Grianllyn Farmhouse.
  • II Grianllyn Farmhouse
    Faces away from the road which separates the house from the farmyard, approx 1km from the centre of Mochdre.
  • II Bottom Lodge at Bryn Eisteddfod
    Located at the bottom of the N drive to Bryn Eisteddfod, approximately 1.5km N of the house and set back slightly from the A 547 on the S side.
  • II Pleasure Garden Walls
    Immediately to the N and E of Bryn Eisteddfod, and closing the service court to the SE.

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