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Latitude: 52.9246 / 52°55'28"N
Longitude: -4.5655 / 4°33'55"W
OS Eastings: 227634
OS Northings: 339436
OS Grid: SH276394
Mapcode National: GBR 54.MTNR
Mapcode Global: WH447.VR39
Entry Name: Pen-y-bryn
Listing Date: 19 October 1971
Last Amended: 18 June 1998
Source ID: 4370
Building Class: Domestic
Location: Situated to the W of a drive running N off Lon Rhos some 400m S of the centre of Edern.
Traditional County: Caernarfonshire
C17 farmhouse deeds of which are said to date from 1603. There is an inserted plaque above the door dated 1790 with initials of John and Mary Jones. In 1839, the Edern Tithe Map shows Pen-y-Bryn as a holding of some 30 acres (12ha) owned by Margaret Jones and Evan Roberts and occupied by the latter.
Farmhouse, roughly coursed rubble to front and rendered to sides and rear. Grouted roof of old small slates to front with original ashlar chimney stacks at each gable, square and capped. Two storey, three window front. Small gabled half dormers with coped gables, 2 right of centre, one left of centre as facade is offset to right. Dormer windows are leaded casements with stone slab lintels. Ground floor windows altered to 6-pane casement doors. Boarded door to centre right below central first floor window. Plaque inscribed IM I 1790 with initials. Gable end to left has single pane window on ground floor. To right is C20 single storey extension, slate roof to front, flat roof to rear. C20 front, side and rear doors with C20 fenestration. Rear of main house has modern slates down to catslide roof which joins onto an early gabled outbuilding to right. C20 casement windows. Roughcast walls.
Not inspected but said to have hewn stop-chamfered curved beam above wide fireplace, chamfered beams and curved collars to roof trusses.
Included as a rare example of a C17 farmhouse with well-preserved front elevation.
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