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Barn at Ty Mawr

A Grade II Listed Building in Corwen, Denbighshire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 52.9769 / 52°58'36"N

Longitude: -3.4381 / 3°26'17"W

OS Eastings: 303536

OS Northings: 343138

OS Grid: SJ035431

Mapcode National: GBR 6L.JKBG

Mapcode Global: WH780.5F2P

Entry Name: Barn at Ty Mawr

Listing Date: 1 February 1995

Last Amended: 1 February 1995

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 15550

Building Class: Agriculture and Subsistence

Location: Built alongside the road at Ty Mawr, which is on the A494 between Druid and Four Crosses.

County: Denbighshire

Community: Corwen

Community: Corwen

Locality: Four Crosses

Traditional County: Merionethshire

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History

Built in at least 3 phases, but the earliest part of the range, which is cruck framed, may be C16 or C17

Exterior

The central section is externally random rubble with timber framed upper section, comprising short posts running between wall plate and sill, clad with corrugated iron sheet; similar sheet roof covering. Internally this section has 2 pairs of raised crucks, supported by the stone plinth wall, and with rough tie beam, collar and saddle. Stable forms extension of this range to the NE: rough random rubble with slate roof; single bay with external staircase leading to gabled loft entry to left, and doorway with timber lintel to right. Further extension to SW may have been a former shippon: rough random rubble with corrugated iron sheet to roof, stone coped gable; 3 doorways, the outer 2 now partially blocked as windows.

Reasons for Listing

Part of a group with the farmhouse at Ty Mawr, the barn is an unusually intact example of its constructional type, with the survival of the cruck frame, and the external walls which combine a high stone plinth and timber framing - a type of construction once common in the area, but now becoming rare.

Other nearby listed buildings

  • II Ty Mawr
    On the SE side of the A494, between Druid and Four Crosses.
  • II The Druids
    At the junction of the A5 with the Bala Road.
  • II Penlan Fawr
    To the east of and below the lane that leaves the A494 at Druid, 1km approx. from the junction with the main A5 road.
  • II Church of Saint James the Great
    On the SE side of the A494 on the east side of Glan-yr-afon; set within its own walled churchyard.
  • II Old Board School at Llawrybettws
    In the centre of the small village group, on the E side of the lane.
  • II Llawrybettws Chapel
    Set back slightly on the corner of the lane behind a partly-railed forecourt with curved rubble revettment walls following the road to the L and R.
  • II* Pont Melin Rug
    Carries the A5 over the River Alwen approx. 2 km W of Corwen.
  • II Cymro Gate
    Located at the north-eastern boundary of the community and prominently-sited on the roadside.

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