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Elwy Cottage

A Grade II Listed Building in Llanfair Talhaiarn, Conwy

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Latitude: 53.2196 / 53°13'10"N

Longitude: -3.6106 / 3°36'38"W

OS Eastings: 292558

OS Northings: 370387

OS Grid: SH925703

Mapcode National: GBR 6C.15G3

Mapcode Global: WH65M.HBWL

Entry Name: Elwy Cottage

Listing Date: 22 July 1998

Last Amended: 22 July 1998

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 20157

Building Class: Domestic

Location: Set back from the main road approximately 0.5 km NW of the village centre on the N side of the river Elwy, behind a hedged and walled garden.

County: Conwy

Community: Llanfair Talhaiarn (Llanfair Talhaearn)

Community: Llanfair Talhaiarn

Traditional County: Denbighshire

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Early C19 rectangular villa in Picturesque style, with centralised plan-form; later C19 gabled extension to the rear.


Of local rubble construction with shallow-pitched, hipped slate roof; wide, oversailing eaves and tiled ridge. Central chimney with slate capping and modern brick raising. Symmetrical 3-bay facade with raised ground floor; central pointed-arched entrance via a flight of 5 modern slate and brick steps; rough-dressed voussoirs. Four-panel Victorian double doors with later, Art Nouveau-style upper glazed panels. Original pointed-arched windows with unhorned, slightly-recessed 12-pane sashes to both floors. The E side has 4-pane sliding sashes with flat slatestone lintels to both floors; the W side has similar windows to the first floor with 2 modern single-storey extensions to the ground floor.

Later C19 storeyed and gabled extension to the rear with squat end chimney of engineering bricks. This has a brick-cambered entrance to the L with modern porch and boarded stable door. To the R are 4-pane Victorian sashes to both floors, with brick cambered arches.


Plain, largely modernised interior with simple late C19 stick baluster stair.

Reasons for Listing

Listed for its special interest as an early C19 Picturesque villa with good external character in a prominent roadside position.

Group value with Dyffryn Elwy.

Other nearby listed buildings

  • II Dyffryn Elwy
    Set back from the main road approximately 0.5 km NW of the village centre on the N side of the river Elwy; behind a hedged front garden.
  • II Milestone
    Located on the N side of the main road 50m NW of Llanfair bridge.
  • II Llanfair Bridge
    Spanning the Afon Elwy at the N end of the village.
  • II Old School
    Prominently-sited at the N end of the village opposite Llanfair Bridge; low rubble walled forecourt, with simple spear-headed railings to the side.
  • II Glandwr
    Adjoining the Old School and set back slightly behind simple C19 spear-headed iron railings.
  • II Plas-yn-Llan
    Prominently located on a triangular plot opposite Llanfair bridge at the N end of the village, facing a small square; set back slightly behind a hedged and railed forecourt.
  • II Neuadd Elwy
    Located prominently in the village centre closing the main square to the W.
  • II* Parish Church of St Mary
    Located on an elevated site high above the village centre within a rubble-walled churchyard.

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