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A Grade II Listed Building in Cynwyd, Denbighshire

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Latitude: 52.9742 / 52°58'27"N

Longitude: -3.3908 / 3°23'26"W

OS Eastings: 306703

OS Northings: 342774

OS Grid: SJ067427

Mapcode National: GBR 6N.JQTP

Mapcode Global: WH780.WHHS

Entry Name: Bryntirion

Listing Date: 28 January 2004

Last Amended: 28 January 2004

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 82405

Location: Located off the E side of the B4401 immediately S of Corwen.

County: Denbighshire

Community: Cynwyd

Community: Cynwyd

Locality: Llangar

Traditional County: Merionethshire

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Small gentry villa dated 1852, with a combination of classical symmetry and some Tudor-Gothic detail. The earlier farmhouse is incorporated into one of the rear ranges and is shown on the tithe map of 1838.


Symmetrical 2-storey 3-window front with narrow gabled bay advanced to centre. Roughcast and white-washed under a slate roof with wide boarded eaves. Two lateral stacks to rear eaves, each with 4 tall stellar brick shafts. From the front, these appear symmetrically arranged to L and R of centre. Detail includes decorative openwork barge boards with pendant finials; fine square-headed wooden windows with horizontal and vertical glazing bars and margin glazing. The front faces W. Central entrance consisting of a gabled wooden porch against advanced bay, with half-glazed double doors and side lights. Fan-light to gable which has openwork barge boards and a pendant finial. Inside the porch is a glazed door with small-pane glazing, and a fan-light. Above the porch is a tall round-arched hornless sash window, probably a stairlight. In relief to the gable is the date '1852'. The outer flanking bays have 3-light windows to the ground floor and 2-light windows above, all with margin glazing.
The N gable end has a canted bay window with hipped rooflet and small-pane glazing. Above is a 2-light window with margin glazing. Similar arrangement of openings to S gable end.

Adjoining the rear is a parallel range of one-and-a-half storeys, all that remains of the earlier farmhouse. Its N gable end is set back from the N end of the main range, and has similar detail including openwork barge boards. Canted bay window to ground floor and 2-light casement above. Adjoining its NE angle is a long parallel service range, probably contemporary with the main range, with a central rendered ridge stack. It is 2-storey and 2-window with a panelled door to far R. The windows have margin glazing and are 3-light except for the upper storey R window which is 4-light. The rear is built into the bank and was not seen.

To the R side of the main range and set back is a 2-storey one-window extension built in 1926. The 4-light windows have margin glazing, though the upper storey windows have no horizontal glazing bars.


No access to interior at time of inspection.

Reasons for Listing

Listed as a fine well-preserved mid-C19 gentry villa, with some Tudor-Gothic detail, perhaps a response to its early origins.

Other nearby listed buildings

  • I Church of All Saints
    In a rural location on the E banks of the River Dee, and set down from B4401. The church is set in a large churchyard, the stone boundary wall probably C18, and with many contemporary table tombs.
  • II Lychgate at Church of All Saints
    Located to the SW of the church and forming the main entrance to the churchyard.
  • II* Pont Corwen Bridge
    Carries the main A5 road over the River Dee 1km approx. west of the town centre.
  • II Dee Bank, Pen-y-Bryn
    Towards the W end of Pen-y Bryn close to its descent to the Cynwyd Road.
  • II Pentre Gwyn
    Prominently sited on the A5 close to its junction with the Ruthin road, NW of Corwen.
  • II Hafod y calch
    Located along a track which runs E off a lane between Cynwyd and Melin Rug, and 1.3km S of Pont Melin Rug. Situated in a lowland position close to the River Dee.
  • I Rug Chapel
  • II Churchyard Cross at Rug Chapel
    In the NW corner of the churchyard.

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