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Cwmannog Farmhouse AKA Gymmannog

A Grade II Listed Building in Trefriw, Conwy

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Coordinates

Latitude: 53.1517 / 53°9'6"N

Longitude: -3.8374 / 3°50'14"W

OS Eastings: 277221

OS Northings: 363199

OS Grid: SH772631

Mapcode National: GBR 62.5JB7

Mapcode Global: WH65X.01YM

Entry Name: Cwmannog Farmhouse AKA Gymmannog

Listing Date: 30 May 1996

Last Amended: 30 May 1996

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 16932

Building Class: Domestic

Location: Located 1.5 km W of Trefriw immediately to the N of the Trefriw-Llyn Geirionydd road, where it bridges the Afon Crafnant; set against the slope of a hill facing a random-cobbled enclosure.

County: Conwy

Town: Trefriw

Community: Trefriw

Community: Trefriw

Locality: Cwmannog

Traditional County: Caernarfonshire

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Exterior

Early C17 storeyed end-chimney house of inside cross-passage type; a later C17 service wing to the rear forms a T-plan with the primary block. Single-storey C18 brew/wash house addition at the SE corner. Rubble construction with boulder foundations; pebble-dashed main and gable faces. Slate roof with rubble end chimneys, that to the R (former hall) the larger, that to the rear (service) wing squat; plain capping and weathercoursing. 2-window front with off-centre entrance (to L), stepped up and with original boarded and studded oak door; contemporary pegged frame. Recessed late C19 sash windows to both floors flanking the entrance, those to the ground floor with 2 panes above 3, those to the first floor of conventional type and placed under the eaves. Further sash window to first floor of W gable and modern windows on both floors to rear, the latter in primary openings with pronounced projecting lintels and cills. Single-storey service wing to rear built into the hill. This has a C19 4-pane sash in a late C17 gabled dormer facing E; later 2-pane window to ground floor W.

The wash/brew-house adjoins at a right-angle with the main block, which it partly overlaps to the R; construction as before with steeply-pitched roof continued to the E as a catslide over a later outshut; tall, rendered stack to SE gable. Central boarded door to main (farm) side with small, flanking 4-pane sashes, as before with similar arrangement at rear, though modern.

Interior

Original hinge post and block arrangement to door; crude later C17 oak inner porch. Whilst the partitions have been replaced (and that to the former hall, to the R, moved forward), the cross-passage arrangement is nevertheless still apparent and the opposing entrance survives. This has a Tudor-arched doorhead and contemporary pegged oak frame and has a later boarded door; it now leads into the rear service wing. Early C19 plain stick-baluster stair in former passage; boarded partitions to hall and former parlour. The latter has a plastered ceiling and C20 fireplace. Heavy beamed ceiling to hall with stopped-chamfered beams and joists and a wide fireplace with bressummer; a mural winding stair is known to exist to the L of the fireplace, though this has been plastered over. Cruder stopped-chamfered beams and a wide fireplace with bressummer to ground floor room of rear (service) wing. 4-bay roof with pegged, chamfered trusses of tie-beam and struts type.

Reasons for Listing

An early C17 storeyed house retaining much of its original character.

Group value with other listed items at Cwmannog.

Other nearby listed buildings

  • II Barn to the W of Cwmannog
    Located immediately W of the farmhouse and sited with its NW gable into the slope of the hill.
  • II Chaff mill and carthouse at Cwmannog
    Located on the roadside 50m SW of Cwmannog farmhouse and set against a hill-slope to the rear.
  • II Pont -y- Pandy
    Spanning the Afon Crafnant immediately above the Fairy Falls at the western extremity of the town.
  • II Bron Edda
    Located at the SE edge of the town on a hillside, backing onto the Coed y Wern; at the end of a short lane leading S from the Pont-y-Pandy.
  • II Peniel Welsh Presbyterian Chapel
    Strikingly located in the centre of the town, set against the hillside above and to the SW of the parish church; raised up on a revetted and railed terrace with simple gates and gatepiers.
  • II The Old Rectory
    Located towards the SE edge of the town; occupying a commanding hillside position S of the Afon Crafnant, close to the old Trefriw woollen mills.
  • II Plas Coch
    On the street line in the town centre, just S of Llys Llewelyn and opposite the Trefriw Hall; set back slightly behind a low wall with simple C19 gates and iron railings.
  • II* Parish Church of St. Mary
    Prominently sited in the town centre within a raised, rubble-walled churchyard; on sloping ground, the W end set into a hill.

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