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Fynnon Wen Public House

A Grade II Listed Building in Llanishen, Cardiff

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Latitude: 51.5366 / 51°32'11"N

Longitude: -3.205 / 3°12'17"W

OS Eastings: 316520

OS Northings: 182655

OS Grid: ST165826

Mapcode National: GBR HX.GDJM

Mapcode Global: VH6F0.DMHX

Plus Code: 9C3RGQPW+J2

Entry Name: Fynnon Wen Public House

Listing Date: 19 May 1975

Last Amended: 10 October 2001

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 13809

Building Class: Domestic

Location: Set back from the road opposite Thornhill Crematorium and surrounded by landscaping and a car park.

County: Cardiff

Town: Cardiff

Community: Llanishen (Llanisien)

Community: Llanishen

Locality: Thornhill Road

Built-Up Area: Cardiff

Traditional County: Glamorgan

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Farmhouse of c1700 formerly known as Ysgubor-wen, converted to a Public House in the late C20. It was originally a 2-unit direct-entry farmhouse of 2-and-a-half-storeys, with fireplaces to each end and cross-corner fireplace stairs to the NW. A post and panel partition on the 1st floor has been recorded. The building is now much altered, and few of the original features remain.


Two-storey 3-window front facing S. Thick rubble stone walls with battered bases, now colour-washed. Replaced slate roof, late C20 red brick end stack to L. Lean-to stone porch to centre; full-height entrance with no door, side benches internally. Flat-headed window openings with rendered surrounds, those to ground floor incorporating earlier hoodmoulds. The windows are late C20 wooden casements with glazing bars, except for a top-hung window to R of entrance; 3-light window to L of entrance. Upper storey has small single light to centre flanked by 2-light window to L and 3-light window to R. Large late C20 red brick block adjoining W gable end; similar single-storey block to E gable end. Further late C20 range against rear.


A late C20 half-glazed boarded door leads into the Public House. Open-plan interior with bar to rear. Plain wooden cross-beams replace the original chamfered and stopped beams. Doorways have been cut through the E and W walls to later additions. Stone fireplace to W end which appears to be partly original; replaced timber lintel and domed bake-oven of brick and stone in L jamb.

Reasons for Listing

Listed as a rare survival of a former sub-medieval farmhouse in Cardiff, notwithstanding extensive late C20 alterations and additions.

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