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Pennarth Fawr

Medieval Hall-House

3.1 ml east of Pwllheli, Gwynedd, Wales
OS 123 SH 419376

Photographs copyright 2009 by Jeffrey L. Thomas

Cadw:

Pennarth Fawr is a fine example of the type of dwelling occupied by the Welsh upper class of gentry men from the 14th century to the middle of the 16th century. Houses with this type of simple rectangular plan were usually divided into three parts consisting of a central hall, open to the roof, with separate suites of rooms at either end. At one end of the hall was the cross passage doors at either end; at the other was the raised dais upon which the high table stood.

Pennarth Fawr was probably built around the middle of the 15th century by Madog ap Howel lap Madog, a descendant of Einion ap Gruffudd. The house was located in the southernmost part of the township of Pennarth.

 

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