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Nant Morfydd

A Grade II Listed Building in Derwen, Denbighshire

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Latitude: 53.0431 / 53°2'35"N

Longitude: -3.392 / 3°23'31"W

OS Eastings: 306774

OS Northings: 350446

OS Grid: SJ067504

Mapcode National: GBR 6N.DBK3

Mapcode Global: WH77M.VRYY

Plus Code: 9C5R2JV5+76

Entry Name: Nant Morfydd

Listing Date: 30 October 2000

Last Amended: 30 October 2000

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 24344

Building Class: Agriculture and Subsistence

Location: ½ km south west of Derwen church, off the lane leading to Glyn Mawr; parallel C19 farm buildings range opposite the house at south-west.

County: Denbighshire

Town: Corwen

Community: Derwen

Community: Derwen

Traditional County: Denbighshire

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The original house is at the right, and carries a datestone marked I / I A / 1751, though internal evidence of timber framing may suggest an earlier date. A two-bay adjacent part is probably also C18, and a cartshed and stable to the left are later additions. The house was remodelled in the later C19, and the fenestration, chimneys, and porch belong to this period. The house has been recently extended to rear.


A small two-storey, three-window symmetrically fronted farmhouse facing its farm buildings across the lane, with an extension to left under the same roof line irregularly fenestrated. Horned sashes to the main house part. Brick porch. Inside what appears to be the original C18 main door is of particular interest, boarded and counterboarded in oak with a regular pattern of clenched nails overall, the carpenter's scorelines for setting them out being visible. This door has a moulded frame and has wrought iron hinges with fleur de lys terminations. The extension has two small upper windows and two doors and a window below. Rendered, whitened, with a slate roof and one mid- and two end-chimneys in yellow brickwork.

The shed and granary added to the left is also rendered, with a slate roof. Two square openings above to the granary, with lattice infill. The granary door is in the gable end above a flight of stone steps. Below, at front, is a cart entrance with an elliptical arch in stone and a stable door and window with segmental arches.


Symmetrical plan with central entrance lobby and stairs. The stairs have splat balusters. Plain plank door beneath the stairs with hinges similar to the front door. The main room at left has a chamfered cross beam, and the rear wall is timber framed but this is partially concealed. The extended domestic part to the left is reached by a short flight of stone steps, and contains the features of a former large kitchen though the cast iron kitchen range has been removed.

Reasons for Listing

A good farmstead range of traditional character with an essentially C18 house retaining original detail, notably a fine front door and internal features.

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