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Ivy House Farmhouse

A Grade II Listed Building in Tongwynlais, Cardiff

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.5309 / 51°31'51"N

Longitude: -3.2533 / 3°15'11"W

OS Eastings: 313159

OS Northings: 182073

OS Grid: ST131820

Mapcode National: GBR HV.GSG7

Mapcode Global: VH6DZ.KSG9

Entry Name: Ivy House Farmhouse

Listing Date: 6 October 1977

Last Amended: 14 November 2000

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 13914

Building Class: Domestic

Location: Now confined between the River Taff and the embankment of the A470 and reached by an underpass. Front garden enclosed by a whitewashed stone rubble wall with congolomerate capping, brick piers with b

County: Cardiff

Town: Cardiff

Community: Tongwynlais

Community: Tongwynlais

Built-Up Area: Taff's Well

Traditional County: Glamorgan

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History

Probably C17. Probably identifiable with Tu (Ty) Gwenlas on Bowen and Kitchin's map of 1760. Owned before 1791 by William Price, owner of Pentyrch Ironworks. Glamorgan Canal constructed 1798 nearby, also Taff Vale Railway in 1840. Appears as Ivy House on OS first edition of 1875.

Exterior

Small farmhouse. Two-storey house of two adjoining wings, later wing to NE with lower ridge to roof. Built of whitewashed stone rubble with Welsh slate roof, end and ridge stacks, two with C19 decorative yellow terracotta pots. Riverside (SW) wing has 2 window range of 2-light wood casements with small panes to heads; cambered headed to ground floor. Central painted yellow brick gabled porch with segmental arched doorway. Uphill (NE) wing has a single window range with similar windows to right and centre left gabled brick porch with pointed arched doorway. Extending on either side are single storey outshuts with small pointed arched windows with Gothick glazing.

Interior

Riverside - earlier - wing has large open fireplace with bread oven, spiral stone stairs beside, boxed cross beams; porch opens directly into this room with separate narrow downhill room and access to uphill wing through door beside fireplace. Uphill wing has corridor leading from second porch, parlour with replaced fireplace and separate staircase parallel with back wall; kitchen outshut.

Reasons for Listing

Listed as a regional farmhouse retaining much of its historic fabric and with interesting historical associations.

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