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Description: Llwyn-Y-Go Farmhouse
Date Listed: 19 January 1952
English Heritage Building ID: 256573
OS Grid Reference: SJ3131121102
OS Grid Coordinates: 331311, 321102
Latitude/Longitude: 52.7831, -3.0198
KINNERLEY C.P. LLWYN-Y-G0
SJ 32 SW
7/25 Llwyn-y-go Farmhouse
Farmhouse, now house. Late C15, remodelled early C17 with later addit-
ions and alterations and comprehensively restored late C20. Timber
framed of cruck construction with rendered infill, much renewed especially
to front; machine tile roof, half-hipped to right. Original plan
an open-hall house comprising a hallow 2 cruck-framed bays with partition
and solar to right (now removed) and through-passage and 2-storey single-
bay service end to left. The hall was floored over in C17 when a
central stack was inserted and a central gable to front and the 2 pro-
jecting gables to rear were added. The present external stack is
probably a late C17 addition. 2 storeys. Framing: much renewed
and partly clad and rebuilt in brick (now rendered). Centre gable
to front has diagonal bracing above tie beam and C20 carved corner
brackets. 2 carvings of human heads attached to wall-plate below
gable are either late C20 or recarved at this date. Rear has square
and rectangular panels including to left gable, which is jettied to
first floor and attic with carved corner brackets. Right gable, jettied
only to attic with carved corner brackets, has close studding and herring-
bone bracing to first floor. True cruck truss with cambered collar
to left gable end partly obscured by massive external rubblestone stack
with top rebuilt in C20 red brick. Similar cruck truss to right gable
end, repaired and truncated and partly obscured by late C20 porch.
Late C20 casements to front, one on each floor to centre, to left and
right on ground floor and to contemporary gabled eaves dormers to either
side of centre gable. C20 casements also to rear except for paired
C19 casements on ground floor to left and right of right gabled projection.
Each gable has 3-light wooden mullion windows with latticed lights
directly below eaves on both sides,repaired in late C20 following discovery
of infilled C17 windows during restoration. Present entrance through
late C20 door in left gable end. C20 red brick stack immediately
in front of ridge to right of centre gable. Interior. Right ground-
floor room (now knocked in to one with centre room) has early C17 deep-
chamfered cross beam ceiling and heavy chamfered joists with stepped
and ogee stops. Large stack has inglenook fireplace to left. Centre
ground-floor room has deep-chamfered spine beam with stepped and ogee
stops. Oak-panelled screen (plastered over to left of doorway) separates
it from present kitchen. This has elaborately moulded spine beam
running through screen to meet chamfered cross beam, supported in centre
by post with carved bracket, straddling space between the 2 cruck blades-
of truss to right of screen. The presence of this spine beam suggests
that this end of the house always had a first floor and the cross beam
stradding the 2 cruck blades suggests that there was a screens passage
and spere truss at this point. All 4 cruck trusses (except for truss
to right gable end) are visible on first floor, first truss from right
(former centre truss of open hall) with arch-braced collar supporting
cusped king-post (visible in roof space), the cruck blades also being
cusped above collar. First truss from left is closed and has short
plain king-post above yoke [not seen at time of resurvey (October 1986)].
Collar and tie beam truss immediately to left of former centre truss
of hall is probably associated with insertion of centre stack in C17.
Plank and muntin screen running along axis of building on first floor
to centre with doorway to right (fluted carving to lintel looks Jacobean)
is not in situ and was formerly situated under cruck truss to present
right gable end. Eric Mercer, English Vernacular Houses (H.M.S.O.
1975),p. 196; Alcock (1981), p. 144.
Listing NGR: SJ3131121102
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Source: English Heritage
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