My name is
Rachel Sian Rowlands and I have some information upon
Ty'n y Fawnog which may be useful to those nantlle.com
researchers tracing the history of the place and the
families that lived there.
It may not be helpful,
or relevant... but I do know that
William Eifion Rowlands lived there with his
parents for many years when he was young, and was born
in parc bell just up above it.. and my grandfather
born and lived there from 1926 until approx 1936...
I Believe his parents lived there a while before
he was born too. And they used to keep a cow
the attatched almost barn on the right side of the
next to my grandfather's room.
I can do some digging
in the family and find out more if this information is
of any use?
Hope it may benefit in
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It has taken me quite
a while to dig around and such, plus been very busy
year having just started University.
So it turns out my Taid
(William Eifion Rowlands) lived at the house supposedly
from the age of about 4 to 10 whereby he moved down
into Tal y Sarn. From those ages he and
his parents would have lived in the house from 1930
to 1940 or
so, I can't be completely
sure. I know that before to
living there he was born and lived up the hill behind
in another house near
Also there is the remains
of a structure with 4 large slate slabs just behind
the house if you
steps to the right of it. After a few discussions
etc. We've come to the conclusion that it seems
likely that this was the foundation for another
There was the small shed to the right of the
house and the last room on the right held the cow according
to Taid... but I am studying agriculture at university
now and it does look like old foundations for
sturdy but small animal pen. (I could be completely
I wondered if anyone has
any idea as to who may have lived in the house before
my Taid and his
are that they are of no relation but it is
worth a try!
Since my Taid passed away
we scattered his ashes up at Ty'n y Fawnog and try
to visit as often as possible, it would be
lovely to be able
to tell her some more about the place we
visit so much.
Apologies about how long
I've taken to reply!