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Glythau Isaf

A Grade II Listed Building in Llansannan, Conwy

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Latitude: 53.1505 / 53°9'1"N

Longitude: -3.5085 / 3°30'30"W

OS Eastings: 299216

OS Northings: 362543

OS Grid: SH992625

Mapcode National: GBR 6J.5D7D

Mapcode Global: WH662.22LM

Entry Name: Glythau Isaf

Listing Date: 21 July 1999

Last Amended: 21 July 1999

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 22077

Building Class: Domestic

Location: In an isolated rural location to the SW of the B5435; c3kms ESE of Bylchau.

County: Conwy

Town: Denbigh

Community: Llansannan

Community: Llansannan

Locality: Waen

Traditional County: Denbighshire

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Late C18 or early C19 farmhouse; formerly owned by Reverend Robert Myddleton.


Late C18 or early C19 farmhouse, formerly with servant's quarters at the left (S) end, and lofted stable to the right; lean-to addition to rear. A linear 1½ storey, 4-window range with windows arranged 1-2-1, doorways between. Built of rubble masonry, limewashed. Slate roof with limewashed rubble stacks with capping, 2 ridge stacks and a gable stack at the S end. The principal elevation faces E. The former servant's quarters are a single window range to the far left (S); boarded door offset to the right (N), single ground floor modern casement window and 6-pane casement to gabled half dormer. The main cottage, to the right (N) has 2 similarly detailed dormers with 4-pane casement windows to the ground floor and boarded door offset to the left (S). The lofted stable has a single window to each floor, the first floor 2-paned window set directly under the eaves, the ground floor opening is boarded with boarded door offset to the left (S). All ground floor openings along the range have shallow elliptically arched stone heads. Access to the stable loft via brick steps at the right (N) gable return; boarded doors with timber lintels to the loft, and also to the area below the steps. To the rear of the range the slate roof has been carried down over a rubble built lean-to addition, the main cottage has a single raking half dormer with 4-pane casement window; access to the lean-to addition through a modern door at the N end, modern casement window offset to the right.

Reasons for Listing

Listed as an exceptionally well-preserved late C18 or early C19 vernacular farmhouse range, of particular interest for its linear planning, and as retaining its vernacular character virtually intact. Part of a complete small farmstead group.

Other nearby listed buildings

  • II Agricultural range at Glythau Isaf
    In an isolated rural location to the SW of the B5435; c3kms ESE of Bylchau. The lofted cartshed and stable range lies directly N of the farmhouse at Glythau Isaf.
  • II Former Stable at Waen Presbyterian Chapel
    On the roadside immediately to the W of Waen Presbyterian Chapel, and with the chapel graveyard to its R and rear; adjoining the rubble cemetry wall to the W. The building is set gable-end into the s
  • II Telephone Call-box
    Located on the road-side, opposite Waen Presbyterian Chapel.
  • II Waen Presbyterian Chapel and School Hall
    Set back from the road behind rendered rubble forecourt walls with simple surmounting railings; sited into the slope of a hill.
  • II Parish Church of St James
    Located on a raised, near-circular site in the centre of the village; its churchyard contains two ancient yew trees.
  • II Pont-y-Llan
    Spanning the Afon Ystrad in the centre of the village.
  • II Barn Range to the W of Glasmor
    Prominently located at the crossroads at the southern end of the village, opposite Glasmor.
  • II Telephone Call-box
    Prominently-located in the village centre, adjoining Cae Llwyd and the Post Office; sited on W side of minor road running uphill from Pont y Llan to N.

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