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Cefndeuddwr Farmhouse

A Grade II* Listed Building in Ganllwyd, Gwynedd

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Coordinates

Latitude: 52.8172 / 52°49'1"N

Longitude: -3.8858 / 3°53'8"W

OS Eastings: 273007

OS Northings: 326070

OS Grid: SH730260

Mapcode National: GBR 60.VJKJ

Mapcode Global: WH569.8GV4

Entry Name: Cefndeuddwr Farmhouse

Listing Date: 13 February 1995

Last Amended: 13 February 1995

Grade: II*

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 15156

Building Class: Domestic

Location: Located one-and-a-half Km NE of Ganllwyd village on a hillside overlooking the valley; accessed via a long farm track running Eoff a forestry road which leads N off the A 470 over the Pont arEden. Fac

County: Gwynedd

Community: Ganllwyd

Community: Ganllwyd

Locality: Cefndeuddwr

Traditional County: Merionethshire

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History

Vernacular storeyed farmhouse of c.1600; an early andimportant site, the home of a branch of the Nanney family in theC17/C18. Internal cosmetic alterations c.1730, perhaps for MaryNanney; front raised and extended to the rear mid C19.

Exterior

End chimney plan; of whitened, rendered rubble with oldslate roof. Tall chimneys, that to L (hall end) larger; plaincapping and weather coursing. 3-window front with C19 12-panerecessed sash windows. Plain modern door with modern flat-roofedrubble porch. Rubble rear with centrally-placed gabled dormerwith (renewed) 12-pane sliding sash window and original timberlintel. 2 single-storey gabled projections, that to R advancedand wider; that to L with tall gable-end chimney with cornice andweather coursing. 9-pane C19 sash window to S return of this, anda modern rubble/timber porch advanced to S. Rendered gable endsto main block.

Interior

Stopped-chamfered ceiling beams to former hall andparlour apparently survive behind plaster ceiling; the largetransverse beam to the hall is visible. Raised and fielded earlyC18 dado panelling (large field) to hall. Reduced fireplace, itsbressummer removed; to the R newel stair access apparentlysurvives in a (blocked) cupboard. Cross-passage with half of theoriginal post-and-panel partition visible to the L; moulded andchamfered edges. This has a small light cut into it (late C17)with S-shaped slats. Fine early C18 dog-leg stair with panellednewel posts, sloped rail and turned balusters; original treads andrisers. Early C18 6-panel doors, raised and fielded to groundfloor. Post-and-panel screen, to first-floor R, unusually projected out to top in jettied manner. This has a moulded oak cornice and returns to enclose a small C18 former wig closet with contemporary 2-panel raised and fielded door; contemporary compartmented shelving within with moulded edges. Largely contemporary oak floor boards throughout and 3 further C18 doors; raised and fielded panelled window embrasures to main windows on both floors.

Reasons for Listing

Listed Grade II* as a good early end chimney house with finesurviving early C18 internal detail.

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Other nearby listed buildings

  • II Upper Barn at Cefndeuddwr
    Immediately to the NW of Cefndeuddwr farmhouse, built into aslight rise to the W; an earlier, now ruined barn lies immediatelyto the E.
  • II Byre (former Dower House) at Cefndeuddwr
    Located 50m NW of Cefndeuddwr farmhouse, immediately to the N ofthe upper barn.
  • II Lower Barn at Cefndeuddwr
    Located immediately to the N of a farm track, 60m NW ofCefndeuddwr farmhouse; set into a rise to the E.
  • II Pont Dol-Gefeliau
    Situated immediately below the modern line of the A 470 and spanning the Afon Eden.
  • II Cae'n-y-Coed Farmhouse
    Located on a rise in a clearing within the Ganllwyd forestapproximately 2km W of Ganllwyd village; accessed via a shorttrack leading from an unmetalled forestry track running W from along forestry roa
  • II Attached earlier range stepped down to SW
    Located on a rise in a clearing within the Ganllwyd forestapproximately 2km W of Ganllwyd village; accessed via a shorttrack leading from an unmetalled forestry track running W from along forestry roa
  • II Friog
    Located in a hollow in a clearing within the Ganllwyd forestapproximately 2km W of Ganllwyd village; accessed via a shorttrack leading from an unmetalled forestry track running W from along forestry r
  • II Dol-Frwynog Farmhouse
    Located one-and-a-half Km W of Ganllwyd village. Set against theside of a hill to the W of a long forestry road leading NW fromthe A 470 near the Tyn-y-groes hotel.

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