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Farm outbuilding at Hengoed

A Grade II* Listed Building in Cyffylliog, Denbighshire

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Latitude: 53.1161 / 53°6'58"N

Longitude: -3.3566 / 3°21'23"W

OS Eastings: 309298

OS Northings: 358520

OS Grid: SJ092585

Mapcode National: GBR 6Q.7M3Z

Mapcode Global: WH778.DXVZ

Entry Name: Farm outbuilding at Hengoed

Listing Date: 29 January 2007

Last Amended: 29 January 2007

Grade: II*

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 87518

Building Class: Domestic

Location: Between Bontuchel and Llanfwrog, about 200m N of bend in minor road. Aligned SW-NE facing farmhouse which is to SE.

County: Denbighshire

Town: Ruthin

Community: Cyffylliog

Community: Cyffylliog

Locality: Llanfwrog

Traditional County: Denbighshire

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Originally a mid C15 hall house converted to a farm outbuilding in the later C19.
Tree ring dates from the Welsh Dendrochronology Project gave felling dates of summer 1438, summer 1440 and winter 1446/7. The timber was from massive oaks at least 500 years old at time of felling. The building was adapted as a farm building in the C19, and there is a date scratched in the torching "1867". The cart shed has a scratched date of "1872".


Long single-storey building with slate roof. Walling partly stone with some remains of timber framing, but much rebuilding especially to rear in blockwork. From L, 2 doorways, then a tiny window; a further doorway, 2 square windows, another doorway, 2 square windows, and another window. At L end, at right angles, a 2-bay cart shed. Two storeys, stone; slate roof, two cambered brick headed arches each with small window above; at L end, a lean-to former pigsty.


There are now 7 bays in all. Although almost all of the wall framing has been removed, five cruck trusses remain defining the 4 medieval bays of inner room, 2-bay hall and outer room; there is a later framed truss at the R end; outer bays defined by masonry gables. The central hall truss is heavily arch-braced; some old purlins survive here with wind-bracing, as well as fragments of possibly original framing. Remains of later framed chimney.
The cart shed has stairs to loft within R arch.

Reasons for Listing

Graded II* notwithstanding loss of original wall framing as one of the earliest dated hall houses of the gentry type (with a 2-bay hall) to survive in Wales.

Other nearby listed buildings

  • II* Barn at Pant Glas Isaf
    Located towards the southern boundary of the community immediately to the N of the present farmhouse; accessed via a short track running W from a lane leading SW from the A 525.
  • II Bridge to E of Bont-uchel Chapel
    Spanning a tributary of the Afon Clywedog at the eastern end of Bont-uchel village.
  • II Bont-uchel
    Located towards the eastern boundary of the community at the western end of the eponymous village; spanning the Afon Clywedog.
  • II Ty'n-y-Caeau including adjoining Agricultural Range
    Located towards the southern boundary of the community, on an elevated site 1.8km NW of Ruthin; accessed via a track running W from the A 525. The farmhouse is set back slightly behind low rubble for
  • II Pyllau-Clai
    Located at the NE boundary of the community approximately 1km NW of Bont-uchel; accessed via a metalled lane running NE from a road running N from the bridge at Bont-Uchel.
  • II Timber-framed Agricultural Building at Pistyll-Gwyn
    Located towards the eastern boundary of the community, approximately 0.5km SW of Bont-uchel; sited within the farmyard on a slight rise to the N of a lane running SW from Bont-Uchel; adjoining a range

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