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Tyddyn-uchaf Old Farmhouse

A Grade II Listed Building in Abergele, Conwy

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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

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

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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 Its use was superceded by the present farm house in c1830-50 by the Gwrych Estate.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.

Reasons for Listing

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

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  • 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.

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