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Former cruck house in Tan-y-ffordd farmyard

A Grade II Listed Building in Llanrhaeadr-ym-Mochnant, Powys

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Latitude: 52.8361 / 52°50'10"N

Longitude: -3.3227 / 3°19'21"W

OS Eastings: 310992

OS Northings: 327332

OS Grid: SJ109273

Mapcode National: GBR 6R.T9D0

Mapcode Global: WH78M.XZX4

Entry Name: Former cruck house in Tan-y-ffordd farmyard

Listing Date: 29 August 2003

Last Amended: 29 August 2003

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 81819

Building Class: Agriculture and Subsistence

Location: At the north corner of the west range of farm buildings associated with Tan-y-ffordd Ochor farmhouse.

County: Powys

Community: Llanrhaeadr-ym-Mochnant

Community: Llanrhaeadr-ym-Mochnant

Locality: Waterfall Road

Traditional County: Denbighshire

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A cruck house of the C15 or C16, partially surviving in farm outbuildings. A stone chimney was inserted (C16/17?) in what may have been the cross-passage position; a small chimney was also formed in the north gable; the house was finally given stone walls and incorporated in the farm buildings (possibly when the present farmhouse was built in the mid C19).


Farm outbuilding in local shaley quasi-rubble stonework, mostly with asbestos sheet roof covering. Part of early external chimney stack survives in the north gable.


A two-bay survival of what was probably a three- or four-bay cruck house. Two cruck frames remain. The northern frame is complete with a collar beam and a yoke, the blades abutting at the apex in the usual Denbighshire detail; tie beam with wattle and daub panels above and with the mortices of a lost post-and-panel partition visible in the soffit, the arris chamfered over the panel positions. This tie beam is linked to the north gable by a chamfered and stopped longitudinal beam.

The southern surviving frame is incomplete, having been cut to admit a later central chimney and cut at the feet. The chimney serves a large fireplace facing north, with timber bressummer.

A later fireplace in the north gable has been walled up.

Reasons for Listing

Listed for interior interest as substantial remains of domestic cruck construction with inserted chimney.

Other nearby listed buildings

  • II Milestone near Tanrhallt
    At the east side of Waterfall Road, about 1 km north-west of the village of Llanrhaeadr-ym-Mochnant.
  • II Milestone near Gardden-fach
    At the east side of Waterfall Road, about 3 km north-west of the village of Llanrhaeadr-ym-Mochnant.
  • II* Henfache
    To the north of the farmyard of Henfache, about 1 km north of the village of Llanrhaeadr-ym-Mochnant.
  • II Bryn Tirion
    At the east side of Waterfall Road, on high ground.
  • II Castle Building
    In the west part of the village of Llanrhaeadr-ym-Mochnant, beside a minor road to Cefn-coch.
  • II Maes-y-bwch
    At the east side of Waterfall Road about 3 km north-west of the village of Llanrhaeadr-ym-Mochnant.
  • II The Waterloo Stone
    In a field at north side of the village street and west of the River Rhaeadr, reached by a private passage at the side of New Mills.
  • II Arwelfa
    At the west side of Waterfall Road.

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