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Bwlch-issa Farmhouse

A Grade II Listed Building in Llantysilio, Denbighshire

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Latitude: 53.0188 / 53°1'7"N

Longitude: -3.1934 / 3°11'36"W

OS Eastings: 320039

OS Northings: 347495

OS Grid: SJ200474

Mapcode National: GBR 6X.FYLH

Mapcode Global: WH77X.XDH3

Entry Name: Bwlch-issa Farmhouse

Listing Date: 22 April 1998

Last Amended: 22 April 1998

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 19707

Building Class: Domestic

Location: Bryn-yr-odyn Lane runs N of Pentre-dwfr on the E side of the valley. Bwlch-issa is part of a small cluster of buildings approximately 750m from the road junction in Pentre-dwfr.

County: Denbighshire

Town: Llangollen

Community: Llantysilio

Community: Llantysilio

Locality: Pentre-dwfr

Traditional County: Denbighshire

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Built probably in the earlier C17.


Timber framed, two panels high raised on stone sill walls, originally with wattle and daub infill, now mostly brick. Slate roof. The house consists of two large bays, a living hall and an inner parlour. Boarded door leads into the hall bay, in front of the large gable fireplace. The framing has small corner braces on front and back. External stack, perhaps added, at the parlour gable end. C19 timber casement windows, and two small gabled dormers, the windows replaced. Continuous outshut along the rear to accommodate services.


The hall has a fine flagged floor, and cross beam supporting chamfered joists. Large, high set, fire lintel which has been doubled up and the opening framed, and a C19 cast iron range; an early oven (blocked) in the splayed reveals. A fine post and panel partition separates off the parlour, with a door on the N side. At the front, a dog leg stair with fretted splat balusters and square newel passes through the partition, and is enclosed in the parlour. The parlour has a similar cross beam, which at some time has been lowered, with cut stop chamfers, the floor, also flagged, being slightly raised above the hall. Original windows with diamond set mullions on the rear wall of each room now open into the outshut, the parlour window lowered. The parlour fireplace appears to be an addition and is now blocked. The upper floor has an old boarded door at the head of the stair enclosure. The truss has queen struts on the tie supporting a double purlin roof, and is ceiled at the upper purlin level. The principals are tenoned at the apex. The outshut is divided into a room with access to the baking oven, and a dairy.

Reasons for Listing

Included as a well preserved and remarkably complete example of a small timber framed farmhouse, of a form of construction comparatively rare in the area. Of group value with the two other buildings around the farmyard at Bwlch-issa.

Other nearby listed buildings

  • II Farm Building at Bwlch-issa
    The large farm building encloses the farmyard on the W, built into the slope of the site.
  • II Outbuilding at Bwlch-issa
    The outbuilding stands opposite and parallel to the house, at the entrance to the farmyard.
  • II Hafod-yr-Abad
    Some 3.5 km SW of Llandegla, approached along a single track road which runs W at Tai-newyddion on the A 542 towards the Horseshoe Pass .
  • 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 Eglwyseg Bridge
    Located at the centre of the hamlet of Eglwyseg, carrying the minor road to Llangollen over the River Eglwyseg.

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