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Pentrefelin House

A Grade II Listed Building in Llantysilio, Denbighshire

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Latitude: 52.9845 / 52°59'4"N

Longitude: -3.1862 / 3°11'10"W

OS Eastings: 320463

OS Northings: 343671

OS Grid: SJ204436

Mapcode National: GBR 6Y.J0JJ

Mapcode Global: WH784.171W

Entry Name: Pentrefelin House

Listing Date: 7 June 1963

Last Amended: 22 April 1998

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 19699

Building Class: Domestic

Location: The house stands above the canal and River Dee, at the junction of the Horseshoe Pass road with the B5103 Rhewl Road.

County: Denbighshire

Town: Llangollen

Community: Llantysilio

Community: Llantysilio

Locality: Pentrefelin

Traditional County: Denbighshire

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The rear part of the house is a 3-bay building of the early-mid C17, remodelled and extended by a taller front wing in c1850 for Edward Hughes Parry, a tanner. English Wesleyan services were held at the house until 1863. It became the house of the manager of the Llangollen Slab and Slate Works
Capt John Paull from 1855, and was the focal point of the business, which included the production of flagstones for structural purposes, for paving and tombstones. A fine wrought-iron 2-stage balcony on the front was removed in c1910.


Built of stone with a slate roof, the added front block rendered and painted. Two storeys, the added front drawing room forming a forward wing with lower clasping blocks either side containing stair and circulation. These have sixteen-pane sash windows, but the central wing has altered door openings which once gave onto to the former iron balcony at the front. Wide boxed eaves, the roofs hipped to the front, and painted gable and centre stacks. Door on the E side.


The earlier rear block has kitchen, dining room and sitting room in line with large axial stacks. The added drawing room has a heavily moulded cornice.

Reasons for Listing

Included as a prominent Regency style house developed from an earlier house, and indicative of the prosperity associated with the industrial development of the area during the C19.

Other nearby listed buildings

  • II Pentrefelin Tramway Viaduct
    The viaduct crosses the valley of the River Eglwyseg immediately NE of the junction of the A542 and the B5103 at Pentrefelin.
  • II Pentrefelin (Afon Eglwyseg) Aquaduct
    Located in Pentrefelin, near the junction of the A542 with the B5013, NNW of Llangollen.
  • II Pentrefelin Bridge, Llangollen Canal Bridge No 48
    The bridge spans the Llangollen Canal N of Llangollen and immediately E of Pentrefelin, at the foot of the Horseshoe Pass, carrying the road to the Pentrefelin works which are immediately to W.
  • II Henllys
    High above the modern A5, to NW of the town reached from a lane that was in the early C19 the main Holyhead Road. On levelled site with broad views to NE.
  • II Ty Craig Canal Bridge
    The bridge, No 48A in the series, spans the Llangollen Canal approximately 200m E of the Chain Bridge Hotel
  • I Valle Crucis Abbey
    The abbey lies in the lower Eglwyseg valley between the main road and the river, approximately 0.9km N of Llangollen.
  • II Cottage at Valle Crucis Abbey
    The building is set between the abbey ruins and the river, south of the abbey fishponds.
  • 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.

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