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Agricultural Range at Hafod

A Grade II Listed Building in Bro Garmon, Conwy

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Latitude: 53.1096 / 53°6'34"N

Longitude: -3.7836 / 3°47'0"W

OS Eastings: 280705

OS Northings: 358417

OS Grid: SH807584

Mapcode National: GBR 64.85DQ

Mapcode Global: WH663.V3GG

Entry Name: Agricultural Range at Hafod

Listing Date: 11 August 1997

Last Amended: 11 August 1997

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 18778

Building Class: Agriculture and Subsistence

Location: Located immediately NW of Hafod farmhouse.

County: Conwy

Community: Bro Garmon

Community: Bro Garmon

Locality: A470

Traditional County: Denbighshire

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Tall, rectangular barn, probably built in the early C18 to serve the contemporary farmhouse. Within, however, the trusses of a c1600 timber framed predecessor are incorporated. It is possible that the earlier barn related to the neighbouring Cilcennus, before the lands at Hafod were split off to form a new farm at the beginning of the C18. A later C18 or C19 low byre range adjoins, forming an L-plan with the primary barn; this itself was extended by a further bay in the later C19.


Tall, rectangular barn of whitened rubble with medium-pitched old slate roof and tiled ridges; crude stone kneelers to former gable parapets. Boarded stable door in pegged wooden frame to N gable with loading bay above, later reduced and with leaded insert; exposed timber lintels. Large central entrances to sides with stable doors, pegged frames and exposed lintels; that to the E has two sandstone steps. Boarded upper loading bays flank the E entrance and two tiers of ventilation slits are visible (some blocked). A C20 corrugated iron lean-to adjoins to R of the entrance, partly obscuring the right-hand loading bay. 3 tiers of ventilation slits to S gable.

Adjoining the barn to the W, and projecting forward by 2m, a low byre range; construction as before. Boarded stable door in pegged wooden frame to N gable, with loading bay above, later reduced with modern timber window. To the R of the first from L a window (also formerly an entrance), with 8-pane glazing above boarded lower section. Further window (also originally an entrance) before final door. Later, additional bay to far R with small window and door as before. Its rear roof pitch is shallower than that of the main block. Square, plain-glazed window to gable end above modern lean-to; entrance as before to rear.


3-bay main barn with large, pegged queen strut trusses of c1600 character, with chamfered purlins; the trusses are seated on sections of wall plate, though this is lacking elsewhere on the wall head, indicating probable re-use; morticing evidence to both trusses also suggests that they originated in a a timber-framed building. 5-bay byre section with crude, pegged collar-and-tie-beam trusses and long raking struts; later end bay beyond rubble wall with ceiled loft.

Reasons for Listing

Listed as a good example of a vernacular agricultural complex of the C17/C18 retaining interesting roof structure.

Group value with other listed items at Hafod.

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Other nearby listed buildings

  • II Carthouse at Hafod
    Immediately W and to the rear of Hafod farmhouse.
  • II Hafod
    Located immediately to the W of, and slightly below, the A470 from Llanrwst to Betws-y-Coed; behind low rubble forecourt walls, facing a small garden.
  • II* Cilcennus
    Set back from the main road in a prominent raised position on a hill slope; accessed from a lane running SE from the A470 to Capel Garmon.
  • II Agricultural Range at Cilcennus
    Located immediately to the SE of Cilcennus farmhouse and raised up very slightly above it.
  • II Former Stable Block S of Hendre Wen
    Located diagonally opposite Hendre Wen farmhouse, with a C19 byre range adjoining to the S.
  • II* Hendre Wen
    Set back from the main Llanrwst to Betws-y-Coed road at the western border of the community and accessed via its own farm track running W from the road; facing a farmyard to the S, behind low rubble f
  • II Hendre House
    Strikingly located on a wooded slope on the E side of the Conwy valley; accessed via a long wooded drive leading S from an unclassified upper lane running parallel with the A470 and running SE towards
  • II* Plas Tirion
    Prominently and imposingly sited, raised up slightly above the main Llanrwst-Betws-y-Coed road, and set back from it; accessed via a farm track running E from the road and sited across a hillslope.

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