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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
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.
Traditional County: Denbighshire
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 Its use was superceded by the present farm house in c1830-50 by the Gwrych Estate.
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.
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.
Included for its special interest as a traditional Denbighshire farmhouse retaining some good internal features.
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