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Penlan Fawr

A Grade II Listed Building in Corwen, Denbighshire

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Latitude: 52.9767 / 52°58'36"N

Longitude: -3.4242 / 3°25'27"W

OS Eastings: 304467

OS Northings: 343099

OS Grid: SJ044430

Mapcode National: GBR 6M.JGQL

Mapcode Global: WH780.CFNV

Plus Code: 9C4RXHGG+M8

Entry Name: Penlan Fawr

Listing Date: 1 February 1995

Last Amended: 1 February 1995

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 15548

Building Class: Domestic

ID on this website: 300015548

Location: To the east of and below the lane that leaves the A494 at Druid, 1km approx. from the junction with the main A5 road.

County: Denbighshire

Community: Corwen

Community: Corwen

Locality: Druid

Traditional County: Merionethshire

Tagged with: Farmhouse

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Probably late C17-early C18 in origin, though the external features of the building are the result of later alterations, probably in the early-mid C19.


Very rough rubble, with slate roofs. One and a half storeyed, a 3-unit plan with baffle entrance and axial stack between the two heated rooms, and a small unheated service room or parlour in the main range, with a long rear wing, extended in the C19. Main elevation faces E: Entrance to right of centre, in later gabled porch, flanked by small-paned fixed light windows of 9 and 12-panes, with flat stone lintels. Similar windows in the left-hand unheated room, and to the first floor, where they break the eaves line and have gabled heads. Rear wing has gable end stack, and central entrance flanked on each floor by iron mullioned and transomed windows with small panes. Flat stone lintels to lower openings. Later addition beyond the stack to the left has inner doorway and a casement window on each floor, with flat stone lintels to lower openings.


3-unit plan with axial stack between the two heated rooms, and a small unheated service room or parlour beyond the staircase to the SE. Principal room has heavy bressumer to fireplace, with bar stop to chamfer, and heavy beams with similar chamfer stops panelling the ceiling. Long rear wing includes a large dairy with slate slabs.

Reasons for Listing

A substantial farmhouse which retains the plan-form and some of the features of a late C17 building, and which maintained its vernacular character in later modifications.

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Other nearby listed buildings

  • II The Druids
    At the junction of the A5 with the Bala Road.
  • II Plas Isaf
    Located down a short track off the W side of a lane which runs from Cynwyd to Melin Rug and approximately 0.5km from Pont Melin Rug.
  • II* Pont Melin Rug
    Carries the A5 over the River Alwen approx. 2 km W of Corwen.
  • II* Pon Melin Rug Bridge
    Carries the A5 road over the River Alwen 2km approx. W of Corwen.
  • II Ty Mawr
    On the SE side of the A494, between Druid and Four Crosses.
  • I Plas Ucha
    Located off the W side of a lane which runs N from Cynwyd to Melin Rug. The front faces S, the ground sloping downhill to the E.
  • II Barn at Ty Mawr
    Built alongside the road at Ty Mawr, which is on the A494 between Druid and Four Crosses.
  • II Entrance Gates at Rug
    At the main entrance to the estate from the A5.

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