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Pen-y-clawdd Farmhouse

A Grade II Listed Building in Llantysilio, Denbighshire

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Latitude: 53.0029 / 53°0'10"N

Longitude: -3.1889 / 3°11'20"W

OS Eastings: 320310

OS Northings: 345721

OS Grid: SJ203457

Mapcode National: GBR 6X.GZV7

Mapcode Global: WH77X.ZSM9

Entry Name: Pen-y-clawdd Farmhouse

Listing Date: 7 June 1963

Last Amended: 22 April 1998

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 19712

Building Class: Agriculture and Subsistence

Location: The farm lies on the road joining the Horseshoe Pass road with the Eglwyseg valley, approximately 150m from the junction with the A542.

County: Denbighshire

Town: Llangollen

Community: Llantysilio

Community: Llantysilio

Locality: Pen-y-clawdd

Traditional County: Denbighshire

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Farmhouse of the early-mid C17, lobby-entry plan with rear wing on the right, and a later wing on the left. A date of 1631 occurs on the fireplace lintel of the N room, and 1693 above a first floor door lintel.


Whitewashed stone rubble, formerly rendered, with a slate roof. Two storeys, 2 bays either side of axial stack. Central 4-panelled door, and C19 6-pane sash windows, with recessed boxes, but a 4-paned window over the porch. Left gable end rendered. Tall central stack with weather courses. The earlier rear wing has a gable stack and side entrance to the kitchen.


Not accessible at the time of inspection. RCAHMW reports stone flagged floors, chamfered and stopped ceiling beam and joists, and large fireplace. Timber partition with two doors in the W wing. A stone is set above the N room fireplace bearing the date 1631, and a first floor doorhead has an inscription reading 16 EP 93.

Reasons for Listing

Included as a good example of the standard axial stack, lobby entry farmhouse of the C17.

Other nearby listed buildings

  • II Ty'n-y-pistyll Villa
    The house stands prominently on a steep bank above the Britannia Inn.
  • 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 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.
  • I Pillar of Eliseg
    The pillar is raised on a tumulus, approximately 50m from the road, and 400m N of Valle Crucis Abbey
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • II Maesyrychen uchaf
    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..

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