History in Structure

This site is entirely user-supported. See how you can help.

Tyddyn-uchaf Old Farmhouse

A Grade II Listed Building in Abergele, Conwy

We don't have any photos of this building yet. Why don't you be the first to send us one?

Upload Photo »

Approximate Location Map
Large Map »

Coordinates

Latitude: 53.2737 / 53°16'25"N

Longitude: -3.6034 / 3°36'12"W

OS Eastings: 293173

OS Northings: 376389

OS Grid: SH931763

Mapcode National: GBR 3Z8L.N5

Mapcode Global: WH657.MZ96

Entry Name: Tyddyn-uchaf Old Farmhouse

Listing Date: 5 August 1997

Last Amended: 5 August 1997

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 18712

Building Class: Domestic

Location: Located on high land, and reached by a farm road off the Tan-y-gopa to the Dulas Valley and Betws-yn-rhos. The old house is set at right angles to the present house.

County: Conwy

Town: Abergele

Community: Abergele

Community: Abergele

Locality: Gopa

Traditional County: Denbighshire

Find accommodation in
Abergele

History

Probably dating from the late C17. A two room house with gable stack and stair, extended to the E by a further 2 bays probably in the C18. Its use was superceded by the present farm house in c1830-50 by the Gwrych Estate.

Exterior

Built of local stone rubble on a boulder plinth, and with old small scantling slate roof. 2-storeys, 4-bays. The S elevation has 2 boarded doors, and some casement windows with stone and timber lintels. Stone stacks at each end, with weathering drips, set above the raised stone coped gables. To the rear a solid stone-churn stand.

Interior

The W living room/kitchen has a longutudinal beam with scoop and checked chamfer stops. Large open end fireplace with a timber lintel, and a later inserted brick boiler, and to the rear, a stone dog-leg stair to the attic chamber. A stone wall divides off the inner room, which has an off-centre transverse chamfered beam, suggesting the dividing wall is later. Double purlin roof and torched riven laths. The added 2-bay section has a spine beam in the entrance room, and a balustered C19 stair against the back wall. The end room also has a cross beam, but the gable stack is blocked. Iron round-arched fireplace to the upper room.

Reasons for Listing

Included for its special interest as a traditional Denbighshire farmhouse retaining some good internal features.

Recommended Books

Other nearby listed buildings

  • II Tyddyn-Morgan
    Located on high ground, at the end of a farm track off Tan-y-gopa Road, which winds its way along the S side of Gopa Wood.
  • II Betws Lodge
    Gwrych Castle park boundary wall rises steeply to 138m along the road to Rhyd-y-foel. Betws Lodge lies outside the wall line, approximately 100m short of the junction of the road to Rhyd-y-foel centr
  • II Nant Fawr
    Located to the north-east of the community to the N of an unclassified lane running SW from Abergele towards Dolwen; set back behind rubble garden forecourt walls.
  • II Nant-y-Bella Lodge
    Located on the roadside approximately 1km from the Abergele Lodge, on a sloping, partly-wooded site.
  • II Bryngwenallt
    Located on the S edge of the built up area of Abergele. The house stands well back from the road in its own landscaped grounds.
  • I Gwrych Castle including attached walls and towers and Stable Block.
    About 2km W of centre of Abergele, set dramatically against a wooded hill slope; set back from and above B 4553.
  • II Estate Boundary Wall to Gwrych Castle Park (part in Abergele Community)
    Gwrych Castle lies in parkland immediately W of Abergele. The wall forms the park boundary, extending into Llanddulas and Rhyd-y-foel and Betws-yn-rhos communities.
  • II Lodge to Bryngwenallt
    The lodge is located close to the road, at the bottom of the driveway that winds up through the gardens to Bryngwenallt.

BritishListedBuildings.co.uk is an independent online resource and is not associated with any government department. All government data published here is used under licence. Please do not contact BritishListedBuildings.co.uk for any queries related to any individual listed building, planning permission related to listed buildings or the listing process itself.

British Listed Buildings is a Good Stuff website.