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Tan-yr-Yw

A Grade II Listed Building in Trefriw, Conwy

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Coordinates

Latitude: 53.152 / 53°9'7"N

Longitude: -3.8242 / 3°49'27"W

OS Eastings: 278107

OS Northings: 363211

OS Grid: SH781632

Mapcode National: GBR 63.5FJQ

Mapcode Global: WH65X.716D

Plus Code: 9C5R552G+R8

Entry Name: Tan-yr-Yw

Listing Date: 13 October 1966

Last Amended: 30 May 1996

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 3223

Building Class: Domestic

Location: On the street line, opposite the church of St. Mary.

County: Conwy

Town: Trefriw

Community: Trefriw

Community: Trefriw

Built-Up Area: Trefriw

Traditional County: Caernarfonshire

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History

Late C17 cottage, substantially rebuilt in the early C19. The birthplace and home of Dafydd Jones (1708-85), bard, printer and collector of early Welsh manuscripts, who set up his printing press here before transferring it to Pwll-Isaf. He was also one of the founder members of the Honourable Society of Cymrodorion.

Exterior

2-storey cottage of roughcast rubble with modern slate roof and plain end chimneys. Near-symmetrical 2 window front with recessed, C20 boarded and studded door to central entrance. 12-pane C19 recessed sash windows and to the R, between ground and first- floor levels, a recessed slate plaque with Welsh commemorative inscription.

Interior

The interior was not inspected at the time of survey (January 1996), though is said to retain a beamed ceiling and inglenook fireplace to the principal ground floor room, as well as a post-and-panel partition.

Reasons for Listing

Included for its well preserved early C19 facade and for its historic and literary associations.

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Other nearby listed buildings

  • II Glan-y-Ddol
    On the street line, opposite the church of St. Mary and stepped-down and adjoining Tan-yr-Yw.
  • II* Parish Church of St. Mary
    Prominently sited in the town centre within a raised, rubble-walled churchyard; on sloping ground, the W end set into a hill.
  • II Llys Llewelyn
    Prominently sited in the town centre just S of the church of St. Mary; set back slightly from the road behind a low garden wall with simple spear-headed gates and railings.
  • II Trefriw Hall
    Set back from the main street in the town centre, partly obscured by later housing on the street-line in front.
  • II Plas Coch
    On the street line in the town centre, just S of Llys Llewelyn and opposite the Trefriw Hall; set back slightly behind a low wall with simple C19 gates and iron railings.
  • II Peniel Welsh Presbyterian Chapel
    Strikingly located in the centre of the town, set against the hillside above and to the SW of the parish church; raised up on a revetted and railed terrace with simple gates and gatepiers.
  • II Pont Trefriw
    Road bridge in the town centre, spanning the Afon Crafnant.
  • II The Old Rectory
    Located towards the SE edge of the town; occupying a commanding hillside position S of the Afon Crafnant, close to the old Trefriw woollen mills.

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