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Latitude: 53.3159 / 53°18'57"N
Longitude: -3.3143 / 3°18'51"W
OS Eastings: 312541
OS Northings: 380693
OS Grid: SJ125806
Mapcode National: GBR 5Z93.81
Mapcode Global: WH76B.2X1B
Plus Code: 9C5R8M8P+97
Entry Name: Orchard Wall at Berthymaen Farm
Listing Date: 6 November 1962
Last Amended: 30 April 2001
Source ID: 300
Building Class: Domestic
Location: On the SE side of the farmhouse and on the opposite side of the road.
Traditional County: Flintshire
Built in 1643 (date above doorway) possibly contemporary with the farmhouse and probably always intended to enclose an orchard. It was still in use as an orchard by the time of the 1871 Ordnance Survey. Berthymaen was the home of the Parry family for many generations before it became a part of the Mostyn Estate.
An irregular shaped orchard on a sloping site, the walls of which are up to 2m high, of rubble stone with larger copings. The N side is sinuous and follows the line of the road, while the E wall and long SW side, in 2 facets, are irregular. On the N side, facing the road and the house, is a doorway with a Tudor head, above which is '1643 EP' (signifying a member of the Parry family) in raised letters. The internal faces (except the SW side) have continuous horizontal grooves, into which wooden battens were originally inserted for fixing fruit trees. The wall is breached on the NE side.
Listed grade II* as an exceptionally early orchard wall retaining its original door, and for its contribution to the historic character of the farm.
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