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Ty Mawr, Bro Machno

Description: Ty Mawr

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 13 October 1966
Cadw Building ID: 3578

OS Grid Coordinates: 276979, 352410
Latitude/Longitude: 53.0545, -3.8357

Location: Bro Machno, Conwy, Conwy LL25 0HJ

Locality: Bro Machno
County: Conwy
Country: Wales
Postcode: LL25 0HJ

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Listing Text

Location
At head of Wybrnant Valley approx 2.5 km NW of Penmachno. Best reached via signposted minor road branching N off Penmachno-Glasgwm road approx 700m W of Penmachno village centre.

History
Farmhouse rebuilt in late C16/early C17 incorporating parts of earlier house on site, traditionally held to be birthplace of Bishop William Morgan (1545-1604) translator of first complete Welsh Bible (1588). Restoration by Lord Penrhyn for tercentenary of translation 1888. Restoration by National Trust 1987-88 to mark quatercentenary of translation.

Interior
Interior arrangements restored 1987-88. Stone flagged floor. Entrance passage with (modern) post-and panel partitions, 2 rooms to R, oak partition (modern) between. To L of passage, hall with chamfered ceiling beams. Large fireplace in end (S) wall, heavy chimney lintel with mortices (indicating former loft). South wall has base of former cruck. Wooden stair (modern) leads to first floor partitioned into 2 rooms (modern). Chamber over hall has 2 deep cupboards flanking chimney. Book room with fireplace. Roof of 3 collar-beam trusses with purlins and 2 tiers of purlins (formerly trenched).

Exterior
Two-storey house in flat stone slabs with massive foundations. Random slate roof in graded courses (dating from 1987-88 restoration). End chimneys in stone, capped by slabs and discharging to sides. Massive square S chimney (heightened in smaller masonry blocks); less massive N chimney with pronounced lean to S has chimney breast corbelled out c1.8 metres above ground level. Upper floor has 2 almost square windows and smaller window to L. Slate plaque between floors recording history of house dates from 1980's restorations. Entrance doorway (restored to this position 1980's) has stone lintel and jambs. To L one rectangular window and one small square window; to R small square window. At rear, upper floor has two horizontally-proportioned windows, that to R deeper. On ground floor, square-headed door, and to R, small vertically-proportioned window.

Reason for Listing
Graded II* for historical associations.

References
Royal Commission on Ancient & Historical Monuments in Wales, Survey and Inventory, Caernarvonshire, Vol I: East, 1956, pp173-4;
National Trust Guidebook to Ty Mawr, 1988, pp43-47;
Information from National Trust Vernacular Buildings Survey.

This text is a legacy record and has not been updated since the building was originally listed. Details of the building may have changed in the intervening time. You should not rely on this listing as an accurate description of the building.

Notes:
At head of Wybrnant Valley approx 2.5 km NW of Penmachno. Best reached via signposted minor road branching N off Penmachno-Glasgwm road approx 700m W of Penmachno village centre.

Source: Cadw

Listed building text is © Crown Copyright. Reproduced under licence.




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