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Hafod-tan-yr-eglwys (Formerly Ty-gwyn)

A Grade II Listed Building in Bodfari, Denbighshire

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Latitude: 53.2203 / 53°13'13"N

Longitude: -3.3611 / 3°21'39"W

OS Eastings: 309219

OS Northings: 370115

OS Grid: SJ092701

Mapcode National: GBR 6Q.101S

Mapcode Global: WH76W.BBQ2

Entry Name: Hafod-tan-yr-eglwys (Formerly Ty-gwyn)

Listing Date: 16 November 1962

Last Amended: 12 April 2002

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 1388

Building Class: Domestic

Location: Immediately west of St. Stephen's Church, on a site raised above the roads of the village. Rubble limestone wall to front with iron gate.

County: Denbighshire

Community: Bodfari

Community: Bodfari

Locality: Bodfari Village

Traditional County: Flintshire

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The house may have a mid-C18 origin; the date 1760 is said to be written on a first-floor cupboard door. A building on this site is identified in 1843 as a 'poor cottage'. The present fine Regency style structure must date from an extensive improvement or rebuild shortly after this. The house has an additional bay to the west. A large lean-to extension to the north is thought to date from c.1900.


A house of three storeys and three windows, thought to be of brick, stuccoed and scored with lines to imitate stone courses and painted white. Slight plinth. Low-pitch slate roof with overhangs at verges. Elaborately carved sinuous openwork barge boards. End-chimneys. Hornless sash windows in exposed frames, those to ground and first storeys of 12 panes, those of the second storey of nine panes. Tudor label moulds above windows. Six-panel main door with thin Gothic glazing bars in the rectangular overlight; light porch at front, open at front and sides, with similar overlight at front.

The extension at left is of two storeys, with two similar but wider 12-pane windows above and garage doors below. Two similar windows to west return wall. At rear the elevation is irregular, under a slated lean-to roof commencing a little below the eaves of the main range; modern small-paned timber doors and casements.


Four-panel doors. Staircase with square balusters, close string, column at foot as newel and with square newels at landings. Rails swept on lower floors only.

Reasons for Listing

A house with a fine front elevation in the Regency tradition, listed also for group value with the church and Dinorben Arms as a key element in a village centre of conservation importance.

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  • II Lychgate and Steps to St Stephen's Church
    To the south-west of St Stephen's Church
  • II* Church of St Stephen
    At the centre of Bodfari Village, approached by a lychgate and long flight of steps. The orientation of the church is north east, but conventional orientation is assumed in this description. Stone chu
  • II Dinorben Arms Public House
    Immediately south of St. Stephen's Church. The house is sited downslope. Extensive carparks at rear.
  • II The Old School and Schoolhouse
    At the east fringe of Bodfari Village, reached by a track to the north of the B5429, and occupying a terraced site on the hillside with extensive views south. Stone wall at north, with two gateways. P
  • II Geinas Farmhouse
    At north side of the A541, ½ km south of Bodfari Parish Church. Small walled garden at front, other enclosed ground at sides and rear. Farmyard on opposite side of road.
  • II Barn at Aberwheeler House
    To the north of Aberwheeler House
  • II Aberwheeler House
    Reached by a narrow lane ½ km north-east of Pont Geinas, located in private grounds. Set of bee-boles to east, old brick barn to north.
  • II Bee-boles at Aberwheeler House
    At north-west corner of the garden to the rear of Aberwheeler House

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