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Bryn Ucha

A Grade II Listed Building in Llanfair Dyffryn Clwyd, Denbighshire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 53.0991 / 53°5'56"N

Longitude: -3.2615 / 3°15'41"W

OS Eastings: 315627

OS Northings: 356511

OS Grid: SJ156565

Mapcode National: GBR 6V.8S7R

Mapcode Global: WH77H.WC2H

Entry Name: Bryn Ucha

Listing Date: 20 March 1996

Last Amended: 19 May 2001

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 16598

Building Class: Domestic

Location: About 2.5km ENE of Llanfair Dyffryn Clwyd, to N of lane off E side of B5429.

County: Denbighshire

Town: Ruthin

Community: Llanfair Dyffryn Clwyd

Community: Llanfair Dyffryn Clwyd

Locality: Pentre Coch

Traditional County: Denbighshire

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History

Probably C17, with C19 windows; the house carries a plaque dated 1695 which appears to be integral to the structure. The small size bricks of the chimney confirm the early dating. In poor condition at time of inspection.

Exterior

A small single-cell farmhouse of two storeys, in local slatey rubble stone and with a slate roof, facing south. To the left is a tall brick chimney stack. The notable feature is the sandstone plaque over the porch, approximately 1m square, carrying a heraldic shield with three roses in a decorative surround including the date 1695. Above this is the lettering P / E S, and above and below that the Salusbury motto 'Na werth y nef / Er benthyg byd.' Decorative outer border and quarter-round moulding. The stone is incongruous in this location, but seemingly primary as there is no sign of disturbance of the stonework around it.

The entrance doorway is behind a C20 wooden porch. To the left, each floor has a single 12-pane Yorkshire-sash window; to L of these, between floors, a small window lights the staircase. The front has been thickly whitewashed. The west gable end of the house is rendered. The rear has a single first floor Yorkshire-sash window and a ground floor window the lights of which have been lost. Small ground floor window to the right. The east gable end has no openings.

To the right of the porch, at a right angle, is a small bakehouse attached at its corner to the house (stone with slate roof, and brick bread-oven chimney at front gable; doorway towards the house, and blocked window to rear).

Interior

Single cell plan with the room lit only by the window to the left of the porch. A partition separates a small rear scullery. The inside of house is C19 in its details with wooden stair to L of entrance, simple boarded doors, sawn timbers to roof, upper storey unsafe to enter.

Reasons for Listing

A small farmhouse which is of considerable historic interest for its modest layout and which has retained its historic character; also possessing an important carved datestone of artistic and historic interest which appears integral to it.

Other nearby listed buildings

  • II Ty-mawr (Pentre-coch Manor)
    Reached by a minor road, about 1 km north-east of Llanfair Dyffryn Clwyd.
  • II Pentre-coch Farmhouse
    1½km east of Llanfair Dyffryn Clwyd, at the west side of the hamlet of Pentre Coch, set back from the road.
  • II Plas-y-Nant
    Located in its own small valley at the southern boundary of the community some 2kms SE of Llanbedr village; accessed via a long forest track leading off from the Bathafarn Farm drive which runs E from
  • II Bathafarn
    Located approximately 1km E of Llanrhydd church at the southern boundary of the community; accessed from the road via an unmetalled lane.
  • II Bathafarn Hall
    Located towards the southern boundary of the community, set in its own park approximately 600m E of Llanrhydd church; accessed via a private drive running E from an unclassified road running S from Ll
  • II Farm Range at Cefn-coch
    Close to Cefn-coch farmhouse at the north east corner, and south of the farmyard.
  • II Cefn-coch farmhouse
    Reached by minor roads about 1½ km south-east of the centre of Ruthin.
  • II Threshing Barn at Cefn-coch
    North of Cefn-coch farmhouse, at the north side of the farmyard.

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