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NPRN 26789

Map Reference SJ06NW

Grid Reference SJ00716975

Unitary (Local) Authority Conwy

Old County Denbighshire

Community Llannefydd

Type of Site HOUSE

Broad Class DOMESTIC

Period Post Medieval, Medieval

Site Description Berain was a medieval gentry house, though its most significant phase was the Tudor period. Here c.1535 Katherine of Berain was born, one of the most charismatic and colourful figures in Tudor Wales. A substantial heiress in her own right, her four marriages allied her to some of the most powerful North Walian families and, as a result of her numerous descendants, she has subsequently been called 'Mam Cymru' (the Mother of Wales).

Berain was originally a 16th century L-shaped two storey stone building, with attic, slate roof and brick stacks. The hall, with an arch-braced roof, forms the wing to the main block, which has a three window front.
There are stone slits, panelling, and a 17th century staircase. The building is now 2 tenements.

(source Os495card; SJ06NW19)
Cadw listed buildings database/
J.Wiles 08.10.02

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