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Ty'n y Bryn

A Grade II Listed Building in Tonyrefail, Rhondda Cynon Taff

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Latitude: 51.5813 / 51°34'52"N

Longitude: -3.4367 / 3°26'11"W

OS Eastings: 300550

OS Northings: 187916

OS Grid: ST005879

Mapcode National: GBR HL.CN7R

Mapcode Global: VH6DP.DJ14

Plus Code: 9C3RHHJ7+G8

Entry Name: Ty'n y Bryn

Listing Date: 19 October 2000

Last Amended: 19 October 2000

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 24281

Building Class: Domestic

ID on this website: 300024281

Location: At right angles to the road and set back slightly, the W end built into the slope. The entrance faces S.

County: Rhondda Cynon Taff

Town: Porth

Community: Tonyrefail

Community: Tonyrefail

Built-Up Area: Tonyrefail

Traditional County: Glamorgan

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A mid C17 one-unit hall, with new house added against the upper gable in the C19. The original entrance into the hall was next to the fireplace in the W wall (now inside), and a new external entrance cut into the S wall. The house was formerly known as Waun Rhydd.


The C17 unit of one-and-a-half storeys is constructed of whitened rubble stone, with stone tiles to the N roof pitch and slates to the S pitch. Late C20 wooden door to L under a segmental stone head, immediately above which is a small 2-light casement window with stone sill. The E gable end is rendered. In the centre is a 2-light multi-pane casement window. Above and lighting the loft is a small window with shaped hoodmould containing uPVC glazing. To the rear is a 2-light multi-pane casement window offset to the R under a shaped hoodmould.

The C19 range is 2-window and 2-storey, symmetrical with central entrance. It is constructed of rubble stone under a slate roof with rendered end stacks. All the openings are under segmental heads of narrow stone voussoirs. Late C20 planked door under gabled porch canopy with flanking multi-pane cross-windows. The upper storey cross-windows have plain glazing. To the rear is a single small window under a segmental head, to the R of the lower storey.
Adjoining the L side of the house is a contemporary L-shaped farm range in the same style, constructed of rubble stone under slate roofs and with segmental headed openings of narrow voussoirs. Facing the front is a 3-door cow house with a loft hatch and further door to the R. The openings have planked doors or are boarded over. At right angles to the L is a barn (attached at the angle only). To the front it has a segmental-headed opening to the R, the rest not visible. To the rear, the cow house has a small light to the L and a doorway to the far R with flat timber lintel, flanked by small triangular stone-lined ventilation holes. The W gable end has an infilled loft door. The rear side of the barn has a wide central entrance partly blocked with stone.


No access to interior at time of inspection. The C17 unit is said to retain reed moulded ceiling joists, whilst the C19 range has a winding wooden stair next to the fireplace.

Reasons for Listing

Listed as a rare survival of a 1-unit sub-medieval house retaining its character; the C19 house and farm range show few alterations.

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  • II Tonyrefail School
    Located at the corner of Gilfach Road and Ty'n y Bryn Road.
  • II Entrance Gates & Piers at Tonyrefail School
    Facing the junction of Gilfach Road and Ty'n y Bryn Road.
  • II Capel y Ton
    Prominently located in the centre of Tonyrefail. Set back behind forecourt walls and railings within a graveyard containing numerous monuments.
  • II Bingo Hall
    Fronting the road at the corner with School Street.
  • II War Memorial
    Located in Trane Cemetery directly in front of the entrance and on the central avenue.
  • II Tylcha Wen including attached range of former outbuildings
    Set down from the road at right angles to the valley bottom and facing S. Now surrounded by modern housing.
  • II Llanilid
    Located off the S side of a lane running W from Thomastown to Gelli'r Haidd. The house is built into and at right angles to the hillside.

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