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Clorach-fawr

A Grade II Listed Building in Rhosybol, Isle of Anglesey

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Coordinates

Latitude: 53.3323 / 53°19'56"N

Longitude: -4.3308 / 4°19'51"W

OS Eastings: 244884

OS Northings: 384243

OS Grid: SH448842

Mapcode National: GBR HMPW.T2L

Mapcode Global: WH42F.FHXR

Entry Name: Clorach-fawr

Listing Date: 21 February 2001

Last Amended: 21 February 2001

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 24830

Building Class: Domestic

Location: Set back from the N side of a country road leading E off the B5111 at the E end of the village of Llanerchymedd; c1.25km SE of the Church of St Dyfrydog.

County: Isle of Anglesey

Community: Rhosybol

Community: Rhosybol

Locality: Llandyfrydog

Traditional County: Anglesey

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History

Early C19 house and cottage range, a stone inscribed with the date 1826 is to the R of the cottage doorway.
Clorach was a bond vill which, in 1294, contained some two and a half carucates (60.75 hectares) of arable land. This land was organised as tir cyfrif and thus was shared on a per capita basis among the adult male inhabitants of the vill, but before 1282 the land and its tenants had been granted to two prominent freemen in return for a nominal rent of half a mark. In subsequent centuries the consolidation and enclosure of the arable was delayed, possibly as a result of the convergence of rival interest, and by the C17 the land was a mass of intermingled quillets. By the C19 the lands were consolidated into 2 main farms: Clorach-fawr, containing 155 acres(62.78 hectares) owned by the Marquis of Anglesey, and Clorach-bach, 55 acres(22.28 hectares) owned by Sir Richard Bulkeley. In the Census returns of 1841 Clorach-fawr was farmed by Edward Jones, who employed 4 agricultural labourers and 2 female servants.

Exterior

Linear farmhouse range comprising 2-storey 3-window farmhouse, with 2-storey 2-window cottage in alignment at the N end; principal elevation facing E. Built of rubble masonry, limewashed, ground floor with rough stone voussoirs over openings. Roof of small slates, rough stone gable stacks and ridge stack between the 2 properties. The house has a central entrance under a shallow rectangular fanlight and flanking 16-pane hornless sash windows; tall, 12-pane horizontally sliding sash windows set directly under the eaves above. The cottage has a boarded door offset to the L (S) with a stone to the R inscribed with the date 1826. A plinth of c0.5m runs to the R of the doorway and there is a single window to each floor; horizontally sliding sashes, 16-pane ground floor and 12-pane 1st floor, set directly under the eaves.

Interior

Interior could not be inspected at the time of the survey.

Reasons for Listing

Listed as a good early C19 farmhouse and cottage, with strong local vernacular character and retaining much exterior detailing.

Other nearby listed buildings

  • II Clorach-bach
    Set back from the S side of a country road leading E off the B5111 out of Llanerchymedd towards Benllech. Clorach-bach is S of the junction with Lon Leidr to S of Llandyfrydog.
  • II Former Post Office
    Located at the S side of the road running E-W through the small hamlet of Maenaddwyn.
  • II Telephone Call-box
    Located at the S side of the road running E-W through the small hamlet of Maenaddwyn. The telephone box is directly in front of the former Post Office.
  • II Ty Newydd
    Located at the N side of the road running E-W through the small hamlet of Maenaddwyn.
  • II Agricultural range at Rectory
    Set back, within private grounds, from the E side of Lon Leidr in the centre of the small hamlet of Llandyfrydog. The former rectory is c250m E of the Church of St Dyfrydog, and the agricultural rang
  • II Rectory
    Set back, within private grounds, from the E side of Lon Leidr in the centre of the small hamlet of Llandyfrydog. The former rectory is c250m E of the Church of St Dyfrydog.
  • II Church of St Michael
    Set back from the E side of a country road c350m S of the small hamlet of Maenaddwyn.
  • II Churchyard wall at Church of St Tyfrydog
    Enclosing the circular churchyard of the Church of St Tyfrydog; at the W side of Lon Leidr in the centre of the hamlet of Llandyfrydog.

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