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A Grade II Listed Building in Llantysilio, Denbighshire

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Latitude: 53.0137 / 53°0'49"N

Longitude: -3.1635 / 3°9'48"W

OS Eastings: 322037

OS Northings: 346900

OS Grid: SJ220469

Mapcode National: GBR 6Z.G021

Mapcode Global: WH77Y.CHTZ

Entry Name: Tan-y-graig

Listing Date: 22 April 1998

Last Amended: 22 April 1998

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 19704

Building Class: Domestic

Location: The farmhouse stands in the Eglwyseg Valley, set back from the road under the shoulder of Craig Arthur of Cregiau Eglwyseg. It is reached by a farm road.

County: Denbighshire

Town: Llangollen

Community: Llantysilio

Community: Llantysilio

Locality: Eglwyseg

Traditional County: Denbighshire

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Built in the early-mid C17 and probably originally timber framed, stoned around at a later date. Altered over later periods. Possibly the residence of the bandit Edward Davies (Cneifiwr glas) referred to by Pennant.


Whitewashed rubble stonework, with some timber framing at high level at the rear, slated roof. Two storeys, a 3-bay house with the living hall at the centre, originally with lobby entry from the present rear side. Parlour at the N, and kitchen at the S end with external door at the rear. The S front has the door position changed, and now has a C20 glazed door. Two-light sliding casement windows beneath the eaves; small 2-light casement with cambered head to right of entrance. One axial stack to the main living room, and a gable stack at the kitchen end, its top rebuilt.


The main living room has a large stone fireplace with fire lintel set to the rear, with internal oven. Very fine moulded cross ceiling beams, the mouldings swept out at the ends. Subsidiary joints chamfered with pyramid stops. Timber depressed-ogee head to the door to the upper end.

Reasons for Listing

Included as a good example of a timber framed vernacular house later walled around in stone, where the original detail is well preserved internally.

Other nearby listed buildings

  • II Old Farmhouse at Ty-brith
    Ty-brith is located on the E side of Eglwyseg Glen, approximately 900m N of St Mary's Church. The old farmhouse is on a platform site, to the N and at right angles to the present farmhouse.
  • II Ty Canol
    Located on the west side of the road that follows the Eglwyseg river to World's End; c5.5km due N of Llangollen.
  • II Eglwyseg Bridge
    Located at the centre of the hamlet of Eglwyseg, carrying the minor road to Llangollen over the River Eglwyseg.
  • II Plas yn Eglwyseg
    Eglwyseg hamlet is on the minor road from Llangollen through the Nant Eglwyseg to Minera. The farmhouse stands on a bank overlooking the road junction and bridge at the centre of Eglwyseg.
  • II Lime Kiln above Bryn-goleu
    The lime kiln is built into the slope of the Cregiau Eglwyseg, approximately 80m above the rebuilt house of Bryn-goleu.
  • II Agricultural range to the W of Plas-uchaf
    Plas-uchaf stands at the top of the narrow Eglwyseg valley, on the minor mountain road to Minera. The long agricultural range stands to the S, set apart from the house.
  • II* Plas-uchaf
    The house is set at the head of a narrow valley, on the mountain road to Minera.

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