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Hen-Ddol Farmhouse including attached Outbuilding to N Ffordd Henddol

A Grade II Listed Building in Friog, Gwynedd

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Latitude: 52.6911 / 52°41'27"N

Longitude: -4.046 / 4°2'45"W

OS Eastings: 261812

OS Northings: 312343

OS Grid: SH618123

Mapcode National: GBR 8T.3GFZ

Mapcode Global: WH56S.TMH9

Plus Code: 9C4QMXR3+CH

Entry Name: Hen-Ddol Farmhouse including attached Outbuilding to N Ffordd Henddol

Listing Date: 1 February 1995

Last Amended: 1 February 1995

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 15595

Building Class: Domestic

Location: Located prominently on the lane and at right-angles with Fford Panteinion.

County: Gwynedd

Community: Arthog

Community: Arthog

Built-Up Area: Friog

Traditional County: Merionethshire

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Late C17/early C18 farmhouse. Site of a notorious siege and shoot-out on 22 July 1780 when Owen Owens, the Deputy Sherrif and a party of bailiffs went to arrest David Williams, the owner, for smuggling goods to the value of รบ200; Owens and two of the bailifs were wounded, the former seriously: `Williams fixed upon his house the English colours and defied the beseigers.' Williams was finally taken after further assistance was sought.


One-and-a-half storeys with 3-window front; of whitened rubble with slate roof. Gable parapets with overlapping slate coping and end chimneys with weather coursing, that to the R
projecting slightly and with wide gable. Near-centre entrance with slightly recessed boarded door; flanking windows with appropriate modern 6-pane casements. Similar 4-pane casements above, contained within rubble gabled dormers and breaking the eaves. Modern sky-light to rear roof pitch and later catslide rubble extension.

Adjoining to the L, and stepped-down slightly, a near-contemporary single-storey rubble byre; old slate roof to front and corrugated iron to rear roof pitch. Off-centre entrance (R) with projecting slate lintel and C20 boarded door; vertical ventilation slit to L. Later rubble extension advanced to L and stepped-down, with corrugated iron roof.


It was not possible to inspect the interior.

Reasons for Listing

Listed as a good vernacular farmhouse retaining C17/18 character and with an interesting historical association.

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