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Maesyrychen uchaf

A Grade II Listed Building in Llantysilio, Denbighshire

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Latitude: 52.9913 / 52°59'28"N

Longitude: -3.2021 / 3°12'7"W

OS Eastings: 319403

OS Northings: 344451

OS Grid: SJ194444

Mapcode National: GBR 6X.HNMR

Mapcode Global: WH783.S2CM

Entry Name: Maesyrychen uchaf

Listing Date: 22 April 1998

Last Amended: 22 April 1998

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 19687

Building Class: Domestic

Location: The former farmhouse is set parallel to the road from Llantysilio to the A542 N of Valle Crucis, on the W side of the narrow flat valley, formerly known as the Maes-yr-ychain marshes..

County: Denbighshire

Town: Llangollen

Community: Llantysilio

Community: Llantysilio

Locality: Maes-yr-ychain

Traditional County: Denbighshire

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Probably C18 in origin, and remodelled in the mid C19. The house has recently been carefully restored.


Rendered stonework with a slate roof and brick stacks. Three bay lobby-entry plan, the third bay on the right (NE). Central boarded door with old strap hinges, set under a simple slate canopy. Timber casement windows to each floor. The main stack has two diagonally set flues with offsetting heads. The Gable stack at the NE end is probably a later addition.


Lobby entry plan, with the main living hall to the right of the axial stack, having an inner room in the right end bay, and a room, probably a parlour, to the left (SW). This room has bracketed end cross beam, and a beam for a former partition, earlier than the insertion of the stack, in front of the fireplace. Both fireplaces have ashlar stone canted reveals. Shaped head for a central door. The living hall has stop chamfered joists to the ogee-stopped chamfered spine beam. A blocked C17 window is in the rear wall of the inner room.

Reasons for Listing

Included as a good example of a C17 or earlier timber framed farmhouse, modernised with the insertion of a stack in the late C17, and further remodelled in the C19, the exterior now having the character of a mid C19 farmhouse.

Other nearby listed buildings

  • II Tramway Bridge at Maes-yr-ychain
    Maes-yr-uchain Lane connects the Horseshoe Pass Road with the Rhewl Road. The bridge is located approximately 400m from the junction with the A452 Horseshoe Pass road, S of Maes-yr-ychain bach.
  • II Lodge to Llantysilio Hall
    The lodge stands on the W side of the main drive to the Hall, close to the road from Pentre-felin to Rhewl.
  • II Barn at Pendre Farm
    On the slope below the farmhouse reached at the end of a lane from the A5, W of Berwyn
  • II Maes-y-llyn Farm Building
    The building stands against and at right angles to the main Horseshoe Pass road, approximately 170m N of the Pillar of Eliseg.
  • II* Llantysilio Hall
    The house is set in 4ha of grounds above the River Dee, NW of Llantysilio Church, on the road from Pentrefelin to Rhewl. It is in the historic township of Maes-yr-ychain and is reached by a driveway
  • II Well House at Abbey Farm
    The well house is built into the embankment of the road by Abbey Farm, facing the lane leading to Valle Crucis.
  • I Pillar of Eliseg
    The pillar is raised on a tumulus, approximately 50m from the road, and 400m N of Valle Crucis Abbey
  • II Jones Monument in churchyard of Church of St Tysilio
    The Jones monument lies at the top of the churchyard beneath yew trees, approximately 50m N of the N transept.

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