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Rafel

A Grade II Listed Building in Llanycil, Gwynedd

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Coordinates

Latitude: 52.8925 / 52°53'32"N

Longitude: -3.6531 / 3°39'11"W

OS Eastings: 288882

OS Northings: 334062

OS Grid: SH888340

Mapcode National: GBR 6B.PT99

Mapcode Global: WH674.VKMD

Entry Name: Rafel

Listing Date: 22 October 2001

Last Amended: 22 October 2001

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 25819

Building Class: Domestic

Location: Located approximately 1.2km E of Parc; accessed via a short track running S from the road running from Parc to Llanycil.

County: Gwynedd

Town: Bala

Community: Llanycil

Community: Llanycil

Locality: Parc

Traditional County: Merionethshire

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History

Late C17 or early C18 vernacular storeyed, end-chimney farmhouse. A house on the site, originally belonging to the neighbouring Cyffdy estate, is mentioned in 1292. The name Rafel is apparently a corruption of Y Gafael - a subdivision of a medieval tref.

Exterior

One-and-a-half-storey vernacular farmhouse with later additions to R and L and with a further single-storey wing adjoining at right-angles, advanced to the R. Of whitened rubble construction with boulder foundations; heavily-grouted slate roof with squat end chimneys to the primary farmhouse. The main elevation faces a yard to the N. Off-centre entrance (to L) with modern single-storey porch projection of whitened breeze block construction; ribbed, boarded outer door, boarded inner door. Flanking windows with 4-pane late C19 casements, those to the upper floor contained within catslide dormers; exposed wooden lintels to the ground floor. Later lean-to addition to the L with modern window. Adjoining the primary house flush to the R (beyond a masonry break) is a C19 service bay with dormer to the roof, as before, and an entrance to the R with open C20 wind porch; boarded door within, with 4-pane rectangular overlight. The advanced wing to the R partly overlaps this and consists of a former stable block to the R and a cart-bay section to the L, continually-roofed with it. Modern door with canopy porch to the stable section, with 3-part casement to the R; modern rooflight. A slated lean-to adjoins to the R; boarded door with overlight.

Interior

Stopped-chamfered main (lateral) beams and plain joists to the former hall and parlour. A later vertically-studded partition divides-off part of the hall to create an entrance lobby with later stair. Inglenook fireplace to the hall with stopped-chamfered bressummer. Four-bay roof with pegged collar trusses.

Reasons for Listing

Listed as a late C17 or early C18 vernacular farmhouse retaining good original external and internal character.

Other nearby listed buildings

  • II Barn at Rafel
    Sited immediately in front of, at at right-angles to, Rafel (to the NE).
  • II Cyffdy
    Located on an elevated site approximately 1km NE of Pont Llwyn-Hir; accessed from the Parc to Llanycil road via a track leading off to the NW.
  • II Pont Llwyn-Hir (aka Pont-y-Cyffdy)
    Spanning the Afon Isaf approximately 1km E of Parc; carrying the road from Lanycil to Parc.
  • II Pont-y-Parc
    Spanning the Afon Llafar in the centre of the village.
  • II Gwernhefin including Quadrangular Agricultural Complex adjoining to N
    Located at the south-eastern boundary of the community set back from the Roman road; accessed via its own farm lane leading NW from the main road near Pont-y-Lafar.

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