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A Grade II Listed Building in Llanbedr Dyffryn Clwyd, Denbighshire

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Latitude: 53.109 / 53°6'32"N

Longitude: -3.2727 / 3°16'21"W

OS Eastings: 314903

OS Northings: 357626

OS Grid: SJ149576

Mapcode National: GBR 6T.83K9

Mapcode Global: WH77H.P3SW

Entry Name: Bathafarn

Listing Date: 24 June 1999

Last Amended: 24 June 1999

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 21935

Building Class: Domestic

Location: Located approximately 1km E of Llanrhydd church at the southern boundary of the community; accessed from the road via an unmetalled lane.

County: Denbighshire

Town: Ruthin

Community: Llanbedr Dyffryn Clwyd

Community: Llanbedr Dyffryn Clwyd

Locality: Llanrhydd

Traditional County: Denbighshire

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Late C18 farmhouse, the home of Edward Jones 'Bathafarn' (1778-1837), Wesleyan Methodist minister and one of the founders of Welsh Wesleyanism.


Late C18 3-storey farmhouse of red brick construction under a slate roof; brick end chimney (to L) and near-central stack, with reduced end chimney to R (now a stump). Asymmetrical main (W) front with 3 main, irregularly-spaced bays. A large modern brick porch with slated hipped roof occupies the centre and incorporates the original relocated front door; this is of 4-panel type with moulded architrave. The outer ground-floor bays and all 3 first-floor bays have wooden Venetian windows with small-pane sashes and segmentally-arched heads, that to the centre of the latter a modern copy. The second floor has 3 lunettes, each with a central 4-pane opening casement section. A modern one-and-a-half storey pitched-roofed addition adjoins set back to the L gable. The rear has a continuous contemporary outshut of one-and-a-half storeys. Two cambered windows to the L, with plain modern glazing, the remaining openings modern or altered and include 2 catslide dormers to the L; uPVC glazing.

Adjoining to the R of the main block and set back slightly is a first-half C19 additional range of 2 low storeys; of brick and slate, the front whitened and with end chimney to the R. C20 four- and 12-pane wooden casements to the first floor and modern wooden casements to the ground floor, the latter to altered openings with cambered brick heads. A modern porch addition is extruded in the angle between this range and the main house; uPVC door and window.


Modernised interiors.

Reasons for Listing

Listed, notwithstanding alterations, for its special interest as a late C18 farmhouse, the birthplace and home of Edward Jones, the noted Wesleyan minister.

Other nearby listed buildings

  • II Bathafarn Hall
    Located towards the southern boundary of the community, set in its own park approximately 600m E of Llanrhydd church; accessed via a private drive running E from an unclassified road running S from Ll
  • II Lodge Isa including associated Gates and Gatepiers
    Prominently-sited at the crossroads to the E of the Church of St Meugan, at the entrance to the drive of Bathafarn Hall.
  • II Bridge S of Llanrhydd Hall
    Spanning the Dwr Lal and carrying the lane in the centre of Llanrhydd.
  • II Llanrhydd Hall
    Opposite, and to the the N of St Meugan's church, in the centre of Llanrhydd; accessed via a metalled drive running from the Llanrhydd gates.
  • II* Churchyard Cross Shaft at St Meugan's Church
    Located in the churchyard, to the S of the church.
  • I Parish Church of St Meugan
    Located at the southern boundary of the community, some 1.5km SW of Llanbedr village and approximately 1.5km E of Ruthin; set within its own raised and partly revetted churchyard, with a particularly
  • II Chest Tomb at St Meugan's Church
    Located within the churchyard on the S side, some 4m N of the churchyard cross.
  • II Threshing Barn at Cefn-coch
    North of Cefn-coch farmhouse, at the north side of the farmyard.

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