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Coed-y-Foel Isaf including adjoining Agricultural Range

A Grade II Listed Building in Llandderfel, Gwynedd

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Latitude: 52.9356 / 52°56'8"N

Longitude: -3.6134 / 3°36'48"W

OS Eastings: 291661

OS Northings: 338795

OS Grid: SH916387

Mapcode National: GBR 6C.M4RL

Mapcode Global: WH66Z.GGKV

Entry Name: Coed-y-Foel Isaf including adjoining Agricultural Range

Listing Date: 31 January 2001

Last Amended: 31 January 2001

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 24651

Building Class: Domestic

Location: Located towards the SE boundary of the community at right-angles to a lane running parallel with the A 4212 approximately 2.5km NW of Bala.

County: Gwynedd

Town: Bala

Community: Llandderfel

Community: Llandderfel

Locality: Fron Goch

Traditional County: Merionethshire

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Second-half C17 farmhouse with contemporary adjoining agricultural range and mid-Victorian alterations. In the C17 the house was a Quaker farmstead. In 1682 the then owners, Edward and Eleanor Ffoulkes, were amongst a group of local non-conformists who emigrated to Pensylvannia, USA, where they founded a Quaker settlement.


Linear range comprising a 3-unit, one-and-a-half storey farmhouse with rear wing and adjoining agricultural range stepped-down to the L. Of local rubble construction with boulder foundations and medium-steep slate roof. Axial chimney with end chimney to the rear wing, both with weathercoursing and plain cornicing. The farmhouse has an off-centre L entrance (against the stack) with 4-panel door and broad 8-pane sash to its R; 6-pane sash o the L and a further entrance to the far R with early C20 part-glazed door. The upper floor has 3 six-pane sashes in gabled dormers. The rear wing has 6-pane part-tilting modern windows to both floors on its R return. A single-storey catslide outshut extrudes to its L, flush with the gable end of the main block, thereby infilling the angle between the two ranges; boarded entrance to the R.

The agricultural range adjoins to the L with a slatestone mounting block at the junction with the farmhouse section. Medium-steep roof. This has 3 doorways to the front, the two to the R with crude projecting slatestone lintels; similar window openings flank the central entrance, which has boarded double doors. The left-hand entrance has a boarded door and a window to the L, itself a reduced former entrance. The rear has an entrance to the L with C19 catslide dormer to the roof; part-boarded window. Central boarded double doors. To the R is a catslide projection with steps up to a boarded entrance on its L return. Two further boarded doors to the main face, with plain window opening to the centre.


Lobby-entry plan with central hall and former parlour to the L, with services to the R. Large fireplace to the hall with roughly-chamfered bressummer. Chamfered main ceiling beam with plain joists; similar beamed ceiling to the rear chamber. The agricultural section is of 6 bays with rubble partitions between bays 3 and 4, and 5 and 6. Pegged collar trusses and tie-beams with raised crucks to the end bay R. This has a rough beamed ceiling with a C19 stick baluster stair leading to an unheated, plastered farm labourers' dormitory on the loft floor; stick-baluster landing.

Reasons for Listing

Listed for its special interest as a linear farmstead range, based on a later C17 farmhouse, retaining good original character as part of a well-preserved road-side farm group; also noteworthy for its early associations with quakerism.

Group value with other listed items at Coed-y-Foel Isaf.

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