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Plas Hendre

A Grade II Listed Building in Nercwys, Flintshire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 53.1429 / 53°8'34"N

Longitude: -3.1508 / 3°9'2"W

OS Eastings: 323123

OS Northings: 361253

OS Grid: SJ231612

Mapcode National: GBR 6Z.634G

Mapcode Global: WH77C.K8VG

Plus Code: 9C5R4RVX+4M

Entry Name: Plas Hendre

Listing Date: 25 February 1991

Last Amended: 12 December 1994

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 591

Building Class: Domestic

Location: Located at the end of a farm lane at right angles with the main village street, to the NW of the village centre.

County: Flintshire

Community: Nercwys

Community: Nercwys

Traditional County: Flintshire

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Exterior

Sub-medieval storeyed farmhouse set into the slope of a rise. The earliest section is the lower range, probably late C16, to which an upper parlour cross-wing has been added in 1635. This
forms an L with the primary range which it partly overlaps and the original parlour wing of which it probably replaces. Late Georgian alterations and additions to lower section. Rubble construction with red brick dressings and chimneys to lower range and with modern stone mullioned windows to cross-wing and to rear, some of which replace originals. Medium-pitched slate roof. Presently undergoing extensive restoration (summer 1994).

The main entrance is on the SE front of the lower range. 2 window facade with late Georgian near-flush 16-pane sash windows with cambered voussoirs to ground floor. Entrance to L, currently open with similar cambered head. Modern off-centre brick stack. Stepped- down to the R, a 1 bay range, added in the early C19 remodelling. Cambered-headed entrance with boarded door and
modern window above. The cross-wing adjoins the main range to the L. Entrance at angle with the main front (currently open) with disturbed opening to L. Dressed stone detailing to gable end
including gable parapet and kneelers. Modern ovolo-moulded 3-light mullioned windows and renewed date shield to centre (1635). Fine lateral chimney to N/W face, gabled and kneelered at
top and with renewed brick stack. Similar window to ground floor L and taller one to the R, both with new stone lintels. Modern square stone opening above. Attached single-storey outhouse at
right angles to L with kneelered gable to NE. The rear gable of the cross-wing has a 2-light window with a 3-light one above, as before. Lower range with plain rear and low, off-centre entrance. Loft door and external stepped access to rear of lower addition. 2 disturbed window openings to downhill gable end.

Interior: Cross-passage to the lower range with square-framed timber partition to R. Heavily beamed ceiling to right-hand room, stopped and chamfered. Inglenook to lower end with modern timber bressumer. At the rear the passage turns L along the side of the chimney towards the cross-wing. At R an early C19 straight flight stair with plain turned balusters to upper landing. 2 ground floor rooms to cross-wing with timber-framed, lath-and -plaster partitions, both with beamed ceilings as before.
Inglenook fireplace to the N room, occupying the whole length ofthe downhill wall. Its position, backing onto the cross-passage, would suggest that it belonged to the earlier (C16) parlour, and
was retained when the 1635 wing was constructed. The roof is entirely modern and the pitch has been raised, although one contemporary truss in the lower range survives in part. The first- floor gable-end room to the cross-wing has a stone, ovolo moulded chimneypiece with four-centred head on the uphill wall.

To the rear of the main range, a detatched Ty bach with stone mono- pitch roof.

Reasons for Listing

Listed as a good example of a sub-medieval vernacular house retaining considerable internal character.

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Other nearby listed buildings

  • II Agricultural Range tp SW of Plas Hendre
    Located at the end of a farm lane SW of Hendre Ucha farmhouse, on sloping ground opposite the hay barn.
  • II Hay Barn at Plas Hendre
    Located at the end of a farm lane to the W of Hendre Ucha farmhouse, and raised slightly above it, opposite a further, later, agricultural range.
  • II The Old Smithy Cottage
    To the NW of the village centre, set back slightly from the street- line.
  • II Attached Smithy
    To the NW of the village centre, set back slightly from the street- line.
  • II Ty Draw Farmhouse
    To the NW of the village centre. Set back from the road at the end of a large yard with dwarf rubble entrance walls with decorative crenellations.
  • II Barn at Hendra Isa
    Situated to the W of Hendre Isa farmhouse, closing the farmyard on the W side, and with modern barn buildings abutting its E face.
  • II Hendre Isa Farmhouse
    Located to the N of Nercwys village, set back off the main Leeswood -Maeshafn road to the N, behind an enclosed garden.
  • II Coach House and Stable-Block at Plas Ffynnon
    Immediately to the N of the former vicarage.

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