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Eirianws Cottage

A Grade II Listed Building in Henryd, Conwy

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Latitude: 53.2429 / 53°14'34"N

Longitude: -3.8351 / 3°50'6"W

OS Eastings: 277635

OS Northings: 373338

OS Grid: SH776733

Mapcode National: GBR 1ZNY.H6

Mapcode Global: WH65B.2R08

Plus Code: 9C5R65V7+5W

Entry Name: Eirianws Cottage

Listing Date: 28 December 1995

Last Amended: 28 December 1995

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 17715

Building Class: Domestic

Location: Located on rise to the W of Llanrwst Road at the southernmost boundary of the community; approximately 1.5km SE of Henryd village .

County: Conwy

Community: Henryd

Community: Henryd

Locality: Llangelynin

Traditional County: Caernarfonshire

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History: Single-storey cottage of c.1600 perhaps with earlier origins, raised c.1700. A new storeyed house was attached to the S c.1800, and both units were altered c.1900.

Exterior: The primary range (to the R) is a low storeyed cottage of rubble with boulder foundations and slate roof. Large stepped stack at junction with later farmhouse range, the visible sections of which were rebuilt c.1900. Modern part-glazed Victorian-style door to L with modern 4-pane sash windows to the R, flanking a primary opening with sash glazing. late-Victorian 4-pane sash to first floor L under the eaves and to the R an earlier, mid-Victorian 6-pane sash. c.1900 roughcast with simple stucco surrounds to openings and stucco cill-band to upper floor; contemporary cast-iron water-pump attached to wall L of primary range. External stone-stepped access to upper entry at N gable; boarded door. Later (C19) oven projection to rear with 2 further openings, that to the L original.

Stepped up and adjoining to the L, the later farmhouse; 2 storey, construction and stucco treatment as before. Central entrance to right-hand section with flanking sash windows and similar windows above, all as before. The 2 left-hand bays appear to be a later C19 addition; door to the R with windows as before. Red brick chimneys at L gable end and at the division between the main block and the extension.

Interior: Large inglenook fireplace to the primary house with chamfered bressumer and later oven; slit window from stack into apparently original lobby-entry. Good quality stopped-chamfered ceiling joists, beams and cross-beams. 2-bay pegged collar truss roof with one earlier cruck blade apparent against the stack gable, perhaps relating to an earlier structure. Pine beamed ceilings and plain fireplaces to the farmhouse block.

Listed for its special interest as a vernacular farmhouse with sub-Medieval origins.

Reference: RCAHMW, Caernarvonshire, Vol.1, East, 130,(449).

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Other nearby listed buildings

  • II Eirianws Farm
    Located on rise to the W of Llanrwst Road at the southernmost boundary of the community; approximately 1.5km SE of Henryd village .
  • II Llangelynin New Church
    Located on the E side of a lane about 1km SW of the B5106 on the way to Rowen; situated in a walled churchyard surrounded by mature trees, with the W tower sited downhill towards the Afon Gyffin.
  • II The Groes Inn
    Prominently sited immediately on the W side of the Llanrwst Road approximately 1.5km SE of Henryd village.
  • II Independent Chapel including walled graveyard attached to E
    Located prominently on the main street line within the village.
  • II Pont Henryd
    Spanning the Afon Henryd at the W extremity of the village, and carrying the main village lane.
  • II Henryd Farmhouse
    Set back slightly from the main village street behind rubble walls, immediately to the NE of Henryd Independent Chapel.
  • II Plas Celynin
    Located on a rise on the N side of the lane linking Henryd with Llanrwst Road, approximately 0.5km E of Henryd village.
  • II Tyddyn-y-Pwll
    Located to the S of Roewen Road at the W extremity of the village; accessed via a farm track which passes the building on the R and continues to terminate at Bryn Derw farm.

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