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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
Source ID: 15549
Building Class: Domestic
Location: On the SE side of the A494, between Druid and Four Crosses.
Locality: Four Crosses
Traditional County: Merionethshire
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.
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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