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Ty Mawr

A Grade II Listed Building in Corwen, Denbighshire

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Latitude: 52.9768 / 52°58'36"N

Longitude: -3.4378 / 3°26'15"W

OS Eastings: 303555

OS Northings: 343123

OS Grid: SJ035431

Mapcode National: GBR 6L.JKDP

Mapcode Global: WH780.5F7S

Plus Code: 9C4RXHG6+PV

Entry Name: Ty Mawr

Listing Date: 1 February 1995

Last Amended: 1 February 1995

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 15549

Building Class: Domestic

Location: On the SE side of the A494, between Druid and Four Crosses.

County: Denbighshire

Community: Corwen

Community: Corwen

Locality: Four Crosses

Traditional County: Merionethshire

Tagged with: Architectural structure

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Probably originally built as a small farmhouse in the C16, extended later and now subdivided to form 2 dwellings. The earliest part of the house comprises a 2-unit, cruck-framed dwelling, doubled in length by a later addition which now forms a separate house. The original building may have had an entrance backing onto the stack in the principal room, and a second (heated) room beyond. The present staircase and entrance lobby between the two rooms is almost certainly an insertion.


Render over rubble, the earliest part of the range (to the right) internally cruck framed; slate roof with end wall and axial stacks. One and a half storeys; the 2 dwellings each have paired dormer windows aligned with doorway and window below; further window in what may have been the original doorway backing onto the axial stack on what is now the dividing wall, but which would formerly have been the outer gable of the original house. All windows renewed and enlarged. A range of later outbuildings adjoins the original house to the right.


The earliest part of the building has doorway (probably secondary, and dating from the insertion of a staircase) giving access to lobby at foot of stairs, and small room to its right. Main room is to the left, and has massive bressumer to fireplace recess, spine beam and heavy joists to ceiling, all chamfered with decorative stops. Heavy post and panel partition divides the room from the stairs. Cruck trusses partially visible behind this partition, and in the fireplace bay.

Reasons for Listing

Although the external features have been altered, Ty Mawr represents a remarkably intact survival of a small C16-C17 cruck framed house.

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  • II Barn at Ty Mawr
    Built alongside the road at Ty Mawr, which is on the A494 between Druid and Four Crosses.
  • II The Druids
    At the junction of the A5 with the Bala Road.
  • II Penlan Fawr
    To the east of and below the lane that leaves the A494 at Druid, 1km approx. from the junction with the main A5 road.
  • II Church of Saint James the Great
    On the SE side of the A494 on the east side of Glan-yr-afon; set within its own walled churchyard.
  • II Old Board School at Llawrybettws
    In the centre of the small village group, on the E side of the lane.
  • II Llawrybettws Chapel
    Set back slightly on the corner of the lane behind a partly-railed forecourt with curved rubble revettment walls following the road to the L and R.
  • II* Pont Melin Rug
    Carries the A5 over the River Alwen approx. 2 km W of Corwen.
  • 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.

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