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NPRN 28478

Map Reference SH74SW

Grid Reference SH7249643190

Unitary (Local) Authority Gwynedd

Old County Merioneth

Community Ffestiniog

Type of Site HOUSE

Broad Class DOMESTIC

Period Post Medieval

Site Description 16th century or earlier, cruck, unusual open timber roof original screen, 1 storey, L shaped, rough hewn slate, original stone staircases.
Wallpaintings; Series of painted shields on headbeam of dais partition.

Hafod Yspyty is a classic upland hallhouse of north-western (Gwynedd) type, i.e. cruck-framed and stone-walled. There are two main phases:
(1) c. 1500. A three-unit hallhouse of 'gentry' type with a two-bay hall with central, open truss with cusped apex and double-pegged archbrace. The two-door dais-end partition survives. The partition is of post-and-panel type survives and the inner-rooms appear to have had a ceiling of post-and-panel type.
(2). c. 1600 Inserted hall ceiling and chimney with fireplace stair creating a house of lobby-entry type.
See the plan and description by Peter Smith in The History of Merioneth, Vol. II: The Middle Ages (2001), ed. J & Ll. Beverley Smith, pp. 450 & 482.
R.F. Suggett/RCAHMW/October 2011

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