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Former Stable and Carthouse Range at Rhyd-y-Cilgwyn

A Grade II Listed Building in Llanynys, Denbighshire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 53.133 / 53°7'58"N

Longitude: -3.3355 / 3°20'7"W

OS Eastings: 310743

OS Northings: 360366

OS Grid: SJ107603

Mapcode National: GBR 6R.6L80

Mapcode Global: WH778.QJV2

Entry Name: Former Stable and Carthouse Range at Rhyd-y-Cilgwyn

Listing Date: 18 August 1999

Last Amended: 18 August 1999

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 22157

Building Class: Agriculture and Subsistence

Location: Located immediately to the SE of Rhyd-y-Cilgwyn and enclosing a narrow farmyard on the W side.

County: Denbighshire

Community: Llanynys

Community: Llanynys

Locality: Rhewl

Traditional County: Denbighshire

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History

Carthouse and stable range of two main phases of construction. The primary section, to the NW, is a C17 timber-framed range which was encased in rubble, perhaps already c1700; a wall post and wall plate section are visible externally. The main SE section was added c1830 in vernacular Tudorbethan style as part of a general remodelling and upgrading of Rhyd-y-Cilgwyn and its associated buildings, carried out by Lord Bagot at that time.

Exterior

Stable and carthouse range comprising two adjoining rectangular blocks, both of whitened stone with slate roofs. That to the R (N) is the primary section and consists of a timber-framed building, the walls of which are encased in rubble; the N end still retains exposed truss framing to the gable, together with a wooden bellcote hung under deep verges. The long E side has a surviving wall post to the R carrying a truncated section of wall plate. To the R of this are 2 wide boarded cart bays with cambered timber lintels; above these are 2 windows, that to the L boarded and that to the R with 2-light C20 glazing. The section to the L of the expressed wall post is recessed slightly. This has a boarded stable door with pegged wooden frame and a plain window above. To the L of this is a window (formerly an entrance) with exposed timber lintel, and a plain boarded cart entrance beyond; exposed timber lintel, as before.

The adjoining southern section is of squared, rough-dressed limestone and comprises stabling and cartsheds on the ground floor with hayloft above.

Reasons for Listing

Listed for its special interest as a c1830 'improvement period' stable and carthouse range retaining good original character with partly earlier, timber-framed origins; representative of the considerable investment in agriculture in this area in the first half C19.

Group value with other listed items at Rhyd-y-Cilgwyn.

Other nearby listed buildings

  • II Agricultural Complex at Rhyd-y-Cilgwyn
    Located immediately to the SE of Rhyd-y-Cilgwyn and enclosing a narrow farmyard on the E side.
  • II Rhyd-y-Cilgwyn
    Located on the SW side of the river Clywedog, a short distance to the W of Pont Rhyd-y-Cilgwyn.
  • II* Pont Rhyd-y-Cilgwyn
    Spanning the river Clywedog immediately W of the main road in the village centre.
  • II Pont Rhyd-y-Gwaed
    Spanning the river Clwedog at the western approach to the village of Rhewl.
  • II Rhyd-y-Cilgwyn Lodge
    Located on the roadside a short distance from Pont Rhyd-y-Gwaed.
  • II Rhewl Chapel and Manse
    Located in the centre of the village in a narrow lane 50m E of the school; set back behind low rubble forecourt walls and with a cemetary to the side and rear.
  • II Hafodynys
    Located on the northern edge of the village, set back from a lane within its own grounds, diagonally opposite the school.
  • II The Grange
    Located at the north-western boundary of the village of Rhewl, on the eastern side of the river Clywedog; set in its own grounds at the end of a tree-lined drive running SW from a lane leading NW from

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