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Henryd Farmhouse

A Grade II Listed Building in Henryd, Conwy

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Latitude: 53.2552 / 53°15'18"N

Longitude: -3.8461 / 3°50'45"W

OS Eastings: 276938

OS Northings: 374725

OS Grid: SH769747

Mapcode National: GBR 1ZLS.4T

Mapcode Global: WH545.WFPT

Plus Code: 9C5R7543+3H

Entry Name: Henryd Farmhouse

Listing Date: 13 October 1966

Last Amended: 28 December 1995

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 3200

Building Class: Domestic

Location: Set back slightly from the main village street behind rubble walls, immediately to the NE of Henryd Independent Chapel.

County: Conwy

Community: Henryd

Community: Henryd

Traditional County: Caernarfonshire

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Exterior: Early C17 farmhouse with C18 and C19 service additions; single storey plus attic. Rubble construction on boulder foundations, formerly whitened with medium-pitched undulating slate roof and rendered rubble gable parapets. End chimneys, that to the L the larger, with weather-coursing and modern render. Off-centre entrance (to R) with out-of-character modern enclosed porch. Slightly-recessed 12-pane sash window to L, a modern replacement; modern ceramic tiled cill. 2 further replacement windows of 9 panes to small gabled dormers above; these rendered.

Adjoining to the E and both stepped-down and set back, a whitened rubble former stable block with slate roof; probably C18. Off-centre stable doors (to L) with exposed timber lintel. Adjoining this to the E, again stepped-down and slightly set back, a later carthouse extension, probably early C19. To the rear of the house, and forming a T-plan with it, a later C17 service extension; construction as before.

Interior: Hall with stopped-chamfered bressumer to large end fireplace and similar main ceiling beam. To the R of the fireplace a good stone corkscrew newel stair, its oak upper doorcase original; pegged Tudor-arched opening. Similar, plainer opening to rear service extension. Contemporary oak post-and-panel partition screen separating former hall and parlour with simple grooved decoration; plain joists to parlour ceiling.

A C17 vernacular farmhouse retaining contemporary interior detail and in a prominent village location.

Group value with Henryd Independent Chapel.

Reference: RCAHMW, Caernarvonshire, Vol.1, East, 129 (445).

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Other nearby listed buildings

  • II Independent Chapel including walled graveyard attached to E
    Located prominently on the main street line within the village.
  • II Pont Henryd
    Spanning the Afon Henryd at the W extremity of the village, and carrying the main village lane.
  • II Plas Celynin
    Located on a rise on the N side of the lane linking Henryd with Llanrwst Road, approximately 0.5km E of Henryd village.
  • II Gwenddar Mill
    Located approximately 1km W of Henryd village, on the N side of the lane leading E from Henryd towards St. Celynin old church; sited prominently at the junction of the lane with a track leading N to T
  • II Plas Iolyn
    Located approximately 1.5km N of Henryd to the E of Henryd road; set back from the road in its own grounds.
  • II The Groes Inn
    Prominently sited immediately on the W side of the Llanrwst Road approximately 1.5km SE of Henryd village.
  • II Cyffredin
    Backing on to the road approximately 1.3km SSW of the parish church.
  • II Llangelynin New Church
    Located on the E side of a lane about 1km SW of the B5106 on the way to Rowen; situated in a walled churchyard surrounded by mature trees, with the W tower sited downhill towards the Afon Gyffin.

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