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Cwm Bowydd Farmhouse

A Grade II Listed Building in Blaenau Ffestiniog, Gwynedd

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Coordinates

Latitude: 52.989 / 52°59'20"N

Longitude: -3.9388 / 3°56'19"W

OS Eastings: 269950

OS Northings: 345280

OS Grid: SH699452

Mapcode National: GBR 5Y.HPPN

Mapcode Global: WH55H.G4LC

Entry Name: Cwm Bowydd Farmhouse

Listing Date: 1 February 1996

Last Amended: 1 February 1996

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 16855

Building Class: Domestic

Location: Located in the Bowydd valley bottom about 1km S of the town centre; accessed via a metalled farm track leading off from the Cwmbowydd road at its termination.

County: Gwynedd

Community: Ffestiniog

Community: Ffestiniog

Locality: Blaenau Ffestiniog

Built-Up Area: Blaenau Ffestiniog

Traditional County: Merionethshire

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Exterior

History: Late C17 farmhouse extended mid C19 while part of the Newborough estate. Partly in use as a surgery earlier this century.

Exterior: 2-storey rubble farmhouse with slate roofs; irregular plan with projecting right-hand cross-range and rear and side extensions added to the primary rectangular block. This had a central entrance with flanking windows and is now a 3-window range with C19 16-pane sashes to both floors. Plain end chimneys with weather-coursing. Present entrance to the R of this range in the angle formed by the projecting T-shaped cross-wing; modern extruded porch with upper glazing and modern door. 12-pane sash windows to the cross wing. To the L of the primary block, a plain byre extension, stepped-down and flush with the facade. To the rear, a further gabled and storied extension with modern windows and external stepped access to an upper entrance on the R return. A similar upper stepped access goes correspondingly the opposite way to serve a further upper entrance at R to the rear of the main range; these with boarded doors. Modern stable door with flanking modern windows to L gable end.

Interior: Slate flagged floors and chamfered ceiling beams to the rear rooms of the main block. Large inglebeam to former hall (partly obscured); built-in mid-C19 settle in rear extension.

A vernacular farmhouse with C17 origins retaining much original historic character.

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