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Pen-y-Bont Farmhouse

A Grade II Listed Building in Betws-y-Coed, Conwy

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Latitude: 53.0243 / 53°1'27"N

Longitude: -3.7279 / 3°43'40"W

OS Eastings: 284202

OS Northings: 348837

OS Grid: SH842488

Mapcode National: GBR 67.FDY5

Mapcode Global: WH66J.Q70W

Plus Code: 9C5R27FC+PR

Entry Name: Pen-y-Bont Farmhouse

Listing Date: 8 April 1997

Last Amended: 8 April 1997

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 18305

Building Class: Domestic

Location: Adjoining the former inn at the W approach of the Pont Ysbyty Ifan, in a prominent river-side location.

County: Conwy

Community: Ysbyty Ifan

Community: Ysbyty Ifan

Traditional County: Caernarfonshire

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Mid- or third-quarter C19 storeyed farmhouse, built onto the former Penrhyn Arms inn, possibly on earlier foundations. The farmhouse was probably built as part of a widespread programme of estate improvements following purchase by Lord Penrhyn (of Penrhyn Castle) in 1856. A medieval coat of chainmail was found in recent times in the cellar.


Two-storey, 3-window house over a raised basement, adjoining flush and continuously-roofed with the former inn to the SW. Rubble and slate construction with large stone end chimneys (that to the SW shared); moulded cornices and weathercoursing. Entrance to L with boarded door within plain rendered architrave; simple 4-pane overlight. Recessed 16-pane unhorned sash windows to both floors, those to the upper floor slightly squatter; slatestone lintels and projecting cills. 2-light basement window. Symmetrical 2-window rear with 6-pane sashes flanking a central boarded door and C20 casement windows above; 6-pane to the R, plain to the L. Adjoining to the R (NE) at the front, an early C20 brick WC; similar lean-to store adjoining to the rear.


The interior was not inspected at the time of survey (November 1996).

Reasons for Listing

Included for group value with Pen-y-Bont, the former inn adjoining.

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Other nearby listed buildings

  • II Pen-y-Bont (formerly Penrhyn Arms Inn)
    Prominently located in the centre of the village at the W approach to Pont Ysbyty Ifan.
  • II Cartshed at Pen-y-Bont
    Adjacent to Pen-y-Bont farmhouse to the NE and facing a small farmyard to the W.
  • II Agricultural Range at Pen-y-Bont
    Prominently sited at the crossroads at the western end of the village and enclosing a small farmyard behind Pen-y-Bont; facing the B 4407 to the NW and the main Ysbyty Ifan street to the SW.
  • II* Pont Ysbyty Ifan
    Prominently located in the centre of the village and carrying the main road over the Afon Conwy.
  • II Former Privy to Nos 1 and 2 Mill Street
    On the W bank of the river Conwy, at the end of the garden in front of Nos 1-2 Mill Street.
  • II ,1,Mill Street,Ysbyty Ifan,,,
    Facing the river Conwy on its W bank in the centre of the village; immediately SW of the Pont Ysbyty Ifan, rubble-walled and gated forecourt.
  • II Former Corn Mill
    Set back slightly at the village crossroads diagonally opposite Pont Ysbyty Ifan.
  • II ,2,Mill Street,Ysbyty Ifan,,,
    Facing the river Conwy on its W bank in the centre of the village; immediately SW of the Pont Ysbyty Ifan, rubble-walled and gated forecourt.

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