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Ty Obry Farmhouse

A Grade II Listed Building in Llanfrothen, Gwynedd

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Latitude: 52.9362 / 52°56'10"N

Longitude: -4.077 / 4°4'37"W

OS Eastings: 260510

OS Northings: 339660

OS Grid: SH605396

Mapcode National: GBR 5S.M03M

Mapcode Global: WH55M.BGVF

Entry Name: Ty Obry Farmhouse

Listing Date: 14 May 1998

Last Amended: 14 May 1998

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 19801

Building Class: Domestic

Location: Located approximately 1.5km NW of Penrhyndeudraeth on a commanding hillside site opposite the Hir Ynys; immediately S of a lane running NW from the A 487 at Penrhyndeudraeth.

County: Gwynedd

Town: Porthmadog

Community: Llanfrothen

Community: Llanfrothen

Locality: Ty Obry

Traditional County: Merionethshire

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First-half C17 storeyed end-chimney house with C18 service addition to rear, forming a T-plan. This was extended to the N and E in the late C19. An earlier C19 agricultural wing adjoins to the W, facing the lane.


T-plan storeyed farmhouse with adjoining agricultural range to W. Of rubble construction on a boulder plinth with slate roof and tiled ridge; plain, late C19 bargeboards. End chimneys of two stages, the upper sections C19 raising. That to the gable end of the (later) stem of the T now appears as a central stack because of the ranges extension northwards in the late C19; this has off-set slates arranged decoratively to the capping. The entrance front has low rubble forecourt walls and faces a hillslope to the S. Off-centre entrance (to L) with recessed late Victorian boarded door and rectangular overlight. 2 windows to each of ground and first floors with plain C20 casements and projecting cills. On the E gable of the primary block, an original small, oak-framed stair light; plain modern window to W gable, facing farmyard. Further modern casements to the W side of the rear arm, those to the first floor just breaking the eaves and contained within catslide dormers. Single-storey late C19 porch extruded in the angle between this and the rear of the primary block. To the L a parapetted external stone stair leads up to the first floor, the entrance via a gabled porch addition. Stepped-down from this and adjoining to the W is a narrow agricultural range with kennels to the ground floor and an upper loading bay to the gable end. This range and the gabled extension of the main house which it adjoins are raised up above the lane running parallel with it. Adjoining to the E side of the rear wing is a small late C19 storeyed addition with a further entrance between that and the primary block; low catslide porch. A single-storey rubble-and-slate lean-to adjoins to the R of the storeyed addition.


Opposing entry plan to primary house (implying former cross-passage arrangement). Stopped-chamfered main beams to former hall (R); the fireplace is blocked up. To the R of this a cupboard conceals the original corkscrew stone stair; this survives unaltered and emerges in a similar cupboard on the first floor. Late C19 doors and staircase.

Reasons for Listing

Listed for its special interest as a C17 farmhouse with good surviving mural stair.
Group value with the Agricultural Range at Ty Obry.

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