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Ty Hir

A Grade II Listed Building in Aberffraw, Isle of Anglesey

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Latitude: 53.2394 / 53°14'21"N

Longitude: -4.4341 / 4°26'2"W

OS Eastings: 237656

OS Northings: 374142

OS Grid: SH376741

Mapcode National: GBR HNF4.7NR

Mapcode Global: WH42R.VTPY

Plus Code: 9C5Q6HQ8+Q9

Entry Name: Ty Hir

Listing Date: 25 November 1998

Last Amended: 25 November 1998

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 20962

Building Class: Domestic

Location: Slightly set back from the SE side of a country road running from Aberffraw to Gwalchmai, close to a crossroads with former smithy and Post Office; c. 1.6km NE of the Chapel of St. Mary at Tal-y-llyn.

County: Isle of Anglesey

Community: Aberffraw

Community: Aberffraw

Locality: Dothan

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Late C18 pair of cottages; dated 1780s on property deeds. The original cottage is defined by a massive chimney to the right (SW) gable end, and a smaller chimney to the left. A second cottage was added to the NE gable end, probably in the early C19, to which a small lean-to was later added, housing a shoemaker's workshop. A lofted kitchen was added to the SW gable end of the original cottage, probably in the late C18 or early C19. The two cottages are now internally linked. The occupants also ran a small greengrocer's shop, in a small shed in front of the cottage.


Linear range of two single-storey cottages, with narrower lofted kitchen set back in line to right (SW) end, and lean-to extension to left (NE) end (former shoemaker's workshop); modern lean-to extension to rear. Built of limewashed rubble masonry; heavily grouted roof of small slates. Three rubble stacks with rendered caps, that to the right (SW) gable end of the right hand cottage being particularly massive; one to left gable of original cottage and one to gable end of kitchen addition. Front (NW) elevation: each cottage a 2-window range with doorway between, the right hand (original) cottage with openings offset to left (NE); windows are recessed, 12-pane hornless sashes. Square-headed doorways with boarded doors under shallow rectangular fanlights. The range to the right (SW) end has a 4-pane sash to the ground floor with a 4-pane casement to the loft, set towards the left (NE) end. The lean-to at the left (NE) end has a stable door to right with a small 2-pane fixed light in a partly blocked opening to left (NE). Rear elevation: single fixed light to loft in kitchen addition, single 12-pane sash window to NE cottage, with lean-to between, with corrugated iron roof.

Reasons for Listing

Ty Hir maintains the external character of a pair of vernacular cottages, retaining traditional materials and detail including limewashed masonry, grouted roof, 12-pane hornless sash windows and boarded doors.

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  • II Telephone Call Box on Crossroads opposite Ty Hir
    On north side of cross roads on minor road between Aberffraw and Gwalchmai, south-east of the hamlet of Dothan.
  • II Tal-y-llyn
    In an isolated location set back from the NW side of a country lane c. 5 km NE of Aberffraw and c. 3 km SW of Gwalchmai.
  • II* Church of St. Peulan
    In an isolated rural location, within an irregularly shaped churchyard at the end of a raised trackway W of a country road between the A5(T) and Dothan. Located c. 1.75km SW of Gwalchmai and c. 3km S
  • I Chapel of St. Mary (Tal-y-llyn) and churchyard walls
    In an isolated location at the E side of a country lane c. 4.25km NE of Aberffraw and c. 3.75km SW of Gwalchmai; the chapel lies within an enclosed circular churchyard.

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