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Primary Barn at Graiglwyd Farmhouse

A Grade II Listed Building in Penmaenmawr, Conwy

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Coordinates

Latitude: 53.2636 / 53°15'48"N

Longitude: -3.9217 / 3°55'18"W

OS Eastings: 271922

OS Northings: 375787

OS Grid: SH719757

Mapcode National: GBR 1Z1P.RT

Mapcode Global: WH544.Q7QD

Entry Name: Primary Barn at Graiglwyd Farmhouse

Listing Date: 3 November 1995

Last Amended: 3 November 1995

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 16519

Building Class: Agriculture and Subsistence

Location: Located approximately 1.5km S of Penmaenmawr, overlooking the town on a hillside site immediately to the E of the farmhouse; accessed from the lane via a short farm track and oriented N-S, its S gable

County: Conwy

Community: Penmaenmawr

Community: Penmaenmawr

Built-Up Area: Penmaenmawr

Traditional County: Caernarfonshire

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History

Late C16 or early C17 box-framed timber barn, encased in rubble probably later C17 or C18, and extended by 2 bays to the N in the C19.

Exterior

Long rubble barn with partly-slated roof (currently undergoing repair, July 1995). The square-panel wall frames originally had rubble gables and the vertical masonry breaks between these and the later rubble infill can clearly be seen. Central opposing entrances (doorless) with wide, chamfered pine doorcases and oak lintels. Further (blocked) entrance to far R beyond a small modern brick lean-to. Long ventilation slits, partly blocked, survive to both of the long sides of the barn. Small later rubble lean-to to the upper (S) gable.

Adjoining to the R, a 2-bay later C19 extension of rubble and slate; central boarded door. A long contemporary ramp leads up from R-L to access this elevated entrance.

Interior

5-bay original section with collar and tie-beam trusses, some of the tie-beams with surviving braces. Tension bracing is also evident on the E side where wall posts and wall plate are discernible behind the rubble infill. Bolted A-frame to 2-bay C19 extension.

Reasons for Listing

Included for its extreme scarcity as an in situ surviving example of timber-framed construction in Gwynedd.

Group value with Graiglwyd Farmhouse.

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Other nearby listed buildings

  • II Graiglwyd Farmhouse
    Located approximately 1.5km S of Penmaenmawr, overlooking the town on a hillside site within its own walled orchard; accessed from the lance via a short farm track.
  • II Incline Drumhouse at New Bank
    Located on a slope above Penmaenmawr overlooking the sea and the quarry works below; on the New Bank of the former Graigclwyd quarry, now disused.
  • II Sett Makers Huts at New Bank
    Located on a slope above Penmaenmawr overlooking the sea and the quarry works below; on the New Bank of the former Graigclwyd quarry, now disused.
  • II Brynmor
    Located in the centre of the town at right-angles with the street, and facing E behind a rubble garden wall.
  • II Brynmor Cottage
    Located in the centre of the town at right-angles with the street, and facing E behind a rubble garden wall.
  • II Gladstone Monument
    Located on an island at the cross-roads with Paradise Road, immediately N of the main street, Pant-yr-Afon.
  • II Penmaenmawr Railway Station
    Located at the N edge of the town at the bottom of Paradise Road.
  • II Church of St Seiriol
    Towards the eastern edge of Penmaenmawr, on a narrow road above the main street

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