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Fron-gelyn Farmhouse

A Grade II Listed Building in Llandyrnog, Denbighshire

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Latitude: 53.1952 / 53°11'42"N

Longitude: -3.3181 / 3°19'5"W

OS Eastings: 312035

OS Northings: 367272

OS Grid: SJ120672

Mapcode National: GBR 6R.2QGZ

Mapcode Global: WH76X.0Y6B

Entry Name: Fron-gelyn Farmhouse

Listing Date: 22 October 2002

Last Amended: 22 October 2002

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 27009

Building Class: Agriculture and Subsistence

County: Denbighshire

Community: Llandyrnog

Community: Llandyrnog

Locality: Fron-gelyn

Traditional County: Denbighshire

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Fron-gelyn farmhouse is probably of the C18. It is noted in the Tithe Survey (1839) as part of the estate of John Edward Maddocks esq, tenanted by John Williams with about 23 acres (9.3 hectares). The 1874 map shows the listed group of house, barn and shippon/stable as comprising the whole farmstead.


The farmhouse stands at the rear of its farmyard, facing north-west. The original house is of 1½ storeys and 2 windows, in stone, roughly rendered and whitened, with a slate roof and stone chimney at right. It has been extended with a lean-to covered way at the left end and a 1½-storey annex in tandem at the right, but with much lower eaves. The front door is now within the latter. There is also an added rear wing.

The original front elevation now only contains windows, approximately square, with a brick segmental arch. Three of the 4 have a mullion and 2 casement lights. The upper right window is not in line with the window below. The upper windows are in slated dormers penetrating the eaves. The annex at right is in similar materials. Modern windows, modern lean-to porch at front.

The rear wing is single storey, in brickwork, also painted white, with slate roof and a tall brick chimney. Modern windows.

Reasons for Listing

The farmhouse of a small upland mixed farm, which has retained its farm buildings and much of its original character.

Other nearby listed buildings

  • II Shippon and Stable at Fron-gelyn
    In Fron-gelyn farmyard, to west of the farmhouse.
  • II Fron-gelyn Barn
    In Fron-gelyn farmyard, to the north-west of the original yard.
  • II* Church of St. Cwyfan
    In a square churchyard 1.5 km north-east of St Tyrnog's Church. Stone churchyard wall with iron gate at south; modern copy of stocks in an enclosure with iron railings beside the gate; formerly a vill
  • II* Plas Ashpool
    To the east side of the B5429, about 2km north of Llandyrnog village; farm buildings to north-west side.
  • II Two Parallel Barns with Linking Sheds at Plas Ashpool
    To west of Plas Ashpool, the barns lying at right angles to the road.
  • II Castell Bach
    Reached by an unclassified narrow lane 1 km north-east from Dre-goch Ganol on the B5429.
  • II Ty Capel y Dyffryn
    To the side of Capel Dyffryn, to which it is linked by a wall; similar low wall and railings at front to those of the chapel.
  • II Capel y Dyffryn
    ¾ km north of Llandyrnog village, west of the crossroads, at south side of road. Low wall and railings at front; former manse and school/vestry at west.

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