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Latitude: 53.0942 / 53°5'38"N
Longitude: -4.1799 / 4°10'47"W
OS Eastings: 254128
OS Northings: 357437
OS Grid: SH541574
Mapcode National: GBR 5M.953S
Mapcode Global: WH54S.RHS9
Entry Name: Ystrad-uchaf
Listing Date: 29 January 1999
Last Amended: 29 January 1999
Source ID: 21268
Building Class: Domestic
Location: Located on the side of a hill with Y Diffws above at the end of a track off the north-east side of the A 4085.
Community: Betws Garmon
Community: Betws Garmon
Traditional County: Caernarfonshire
C17 farmhouse of external stack and cross-passage plan, extended in C18, then eaves to C18 extension raised in c1800.
Farmhouse. Uncoursed rubblestone with boulder plinth to earlier part, painted to front; slate roofs, graded to rear. Original single-storey rectangular-plan house aligned south-west to north-east with cross-passage to left and external lateral stack to rear; plank door to far left and 3 tall window openings (now with plastic windows but formerly with Victorian sashes) spread across the front elevation; 2 C20 rooflights to left and centre; tall integral end stack to right; massive external stack to rear in gabled projection has tall corbelled shaft with slate drips; small catslide outshut to right of this stack blocks position of original cross-passage. To the left of the cross-passage is the C18 extension with the original eaves line visible under 2 small windows with slate cills to right and right of centre; there are similar windows directly below flanking entrance with plank door and projecting stone lintel; large integral end stack to left with slate drips. Windows now all plastic but formerly 4-pane casements, still in small earlier openings. Catslide outshut to rear and C20 flying buttress to gable end near wheel-pit for former butter/gorse mill.
Earlier part has massive fireplace (partly rebuilt) with large timber lintel to back wall; A-frame trusses in 4 narrow bays with double purlins visible on first floor. Later part has 2 exposed cross-beams and joists to ground-floor room (formerly divided into several rooms).
Included as a substantial farmhouse of early origins, which despite some unsympathetic late C20 alterations retains good evidence of its original plan-form and later development.
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