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Former Farmhouse at Bryn Tangor

A Grade II Listed Building in Bryneglwys, Denbighshire

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Latitude: 53.0086 / 53°0'30"N

Longitude: -3.327 / 3°19'37"W

OS Eastings: 311057

OS Northings: 346519

OS Grid: SJ110465

Mapcode National: GBR 6R.GGBG

Mapcode Global: WH77V.VMWX

Entry Name: Former Farmhouse at Bryn Tangor

Listing Date: 24 April 2001

Last Amended: 24 April 2001

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 25068

Building Class: Agriculture and Subsistence

Location: 500 m north of the A5104, 4 km west of Bryneglwys village. The building stands to the west side of the farmyard.

County: Denbighshire

Town: Corwen

Community: Bryneglwys

Community: Bryneglwys

Locality: Bryn Tangor

Traditional County: Denbighshire

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Two surviving bays of a mediaeval farmhouse, separated by a fine cruck truss probably of the C15, now incorporated in a long range of C18/19 agricultural buildings. Stone quoins suggest the mediaeval building terminated at the south bay of the cruck-framed part, and that the livestock range to the south is a later addition.


Agricultural range in local slatey stone with part asbestos, part slate roof. The slate-roofed north half of the building, including the two bays which survive from the mediaeval farmhouse, is a single storey range standing on level ground. Heck doors to front. The south half of the building is a lofted range for livestock, built on rising ground. This has three heck-doors and a loft hatch.


The part of the agricultural range which contains the two domestic bays separated by a cruck truss is about 7 m in length by about 6 m wide. The truss consists of two large and well-shaped blades extending from about waist height to the apex. The feet of the blades disappear into the stonework. At their thickest the blades are about 175 by 400 mm. A high collar beam is morticed into the blades, and there are arch braces to each side with multiple pegged tenons both to the collar beam and to the blades. The soffit of the collar beam is notched at centre to receive the top ends of the braces. Above the collar beam is a short king post decoratively carved, morticed into the blades at apex; the blades abut each other vertically. The arch braces and the blades below are carved on the lower arris with a staff moulding at each face. There are stave holes both above and below the collar beam showing the partition was complete. There are also mortices beneath the arch braces each side for two lost posts.

Two early purlins survive on the east side and there are two modern purlins on the west side. There is no windbracing or any mortices for windbracing; the truss has been supported against racking by an inserted strut from the wall to the south.

Reasons for Listing

A significant fragment of a fine mediaeval house preserved in an agricultural range.

Other nearby listed buildings

  • II Bwrdd y Tri Arglwydd
    At the N of the community, close to the W side of a lane which runs N from the A5104 almost opposite its junction with the B5436 to Carrog: 1km approx. N of this junction, just before another lane ent

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