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Ty'n Llwyn including Agricultural Range to N

A Grade II Listed Building in Llandderfel, Gwynedd

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Latitude: 52.9284 / 52°55'42"N

Longitude: -3.5946 / 3°35'40"W

OS Eastings: 292903

OS Northings: 337968

OS Grid: SH929379

Mapcode National: GBR 6D.MH9Q

Mapcode Global: WH66Z.RNGC

Entry Name: Ty'n Llwyn including Agricultural Range to N

Listing Date: 31 January 2001

Last Amended: 31 January 2001

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 24645

Building Class: Domestic

Location: Located approximately 1.5km NW of Llanfor village on a sloping, elevated site; accessed via a rough track leading NE off a lane running NW from Llanfor; built against a hillslope.

County: Gwynedd

Town: Bala

Community: Llandderfel

Community: Llandderfel

Locality: Rhiwlas

Traditional County: Merionethshire

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Mid C17 L-shaped farmhouse with late C18 or early C19 outshut addition and mid Victorian alterations.


One-and-a-half storeyed farmhouse of rubble construction on boulder foundations, with partly-whitened eastern elevation; slate roofs with tiled ridges. The primary house plan consists of a main, 2-unit S-facing range and a shorter wing adjoining to the N. The latter has an early cowhouse addition adjoining to the N, and the angle between the two ranges has a later service infill block with catslide roof; this with squat brewhouse stack to the centre. The primary ranges have end chimneys, those to the L and rear full-height and with simple capping, that to the R a reduced stump. Slab-coped and kneelered gable parapets, those to the front apparently reused when the main elevation was raised in the C19. The front has an entrance against the stack to the L with boarded door and 3-pane Victorian overlight and contemporary slated canopy porch. To the R is an 8-pane C19 horned sash window with a similar 6-pane window beyond; two smaller 6-pane sashes to the upper floor, breaking the eaves and contained within catslide dormers. Later single-storey lean-to to the R with 9-pane fixed window to the front and service entrance with modern door to the rear.

The E side has an open entrance to the catslide at L with 12-pane C20 window to the R and 2 small lights to an advanced section beyond. Entrance with flanking window openings to the broad catslide northern gable end, with rough projecting lintels of slatestone; further upper entrance to the main block at R; the openings ascend from L to R conforming to the slope of the hillside.


Former hall to the L of the main block with parlour to the R and service room to the rear. The primary stair access was probably to the L of the end fireplace where the present lobby-entry arrangement exists. The fireplace is large with a high bressummer having chamfer with run-out stop. Finely stopped-chamfered main beam and joists to hall ceiling, with several joists replaced by plain modern members. In the rear service room is a section of primary post-and-panel partition, now partly obscured by shelving. The first floor has two 2-panel fielded oak doors of late C17/early C18 character; these are ex situ, having been relocated from elsewhere in the house. Reused (?) raised crucks to the outshut roof.

Reasons for Listing

Listed as a C17 L-shaped vernacular storeyed house with interesting later vernacular alterations, retaining good original character; an unusual combined arrangement of house, cowhouse and domestic service elements.

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