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Farm Building to SE of Hendre Farmhouse

A Grade II Listed Building in Ceiriog Ucha, Wrexham

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Coordinates

Latitude: 52.9002 / 52°54'0"N

Longitude: -3.2069 / 3°12'24"W

OS Eastings: 318913

OS Northings: 334320

OS Grid: SJ189343

Mapcode National: GBR 6X.P7J4

Mapcode Global: WH78H.QC3H

Entry Name: Farm Building to SE of Hendre Farmhouse

Listing Date: 4 January 1966

Last Amended: 4 November 2003

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 649

Building Class: Agriculture and Subsistence

Location: Located across the farmyard and to the SE of the farmhouse.

County: Wrexham

Community: Ceiriog Ucha

Community: Ceiriog Ucha

Locality: Pont Ricket

Traditional County: Denbighshire

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History

The building is dated 1677, Though referred to as the large barn, it seems to have been built to house stock (cattle above, with possible stable below). The initial M which survives with the date is thought to relate to the Maurice family.

Exterior

Large stone lofted cowhouse. Like the house and small barn, the building is built across the slope, giving an under-storey at the lower end. Local granite rubble, distinctively graduated in the gable end and with timber wall-plates exposed externally; Ffestiniog slate roof. Facing the yard, there is a door at the lower western end, giving access to the under-storey (perhaps originally a stable); Dated stone above the door, granite, with raised letters. Window aligned above. Most accommodation is at the upper level, approached via a flight of stone steps (modern replacements). A further door with flanking windows in upper bay. Windows are all wood mullioned and mostly of 3 lights, including a tier of 3 in the gable end. Most are renewed, but are based on an original surviving over the main doorway: this has timber diamond mullions; rough stone hood moulds to openings. Rougher rubble lean-to on south elevation is clearly a later addition: original purpose unclear, but with two doors in its long wall. Beyond this, two doors and a further window.

Interior

Divided into two sections, with single bay over basement roughly partitioned off from the longer remainder. This has heavy longitudinal beam (stop-chamfered at upper end at least) now supported on two brick piers. Slots cut into this beam suggest that it formerly supported a loft floor. Heavy tie-beam trusses with raking struts. In the lower section, paired longitudinal beams have stop chamfers, and the are ogee stops to the joists: this is an unusual degree of ornamentation, though perhaps consistent with the use of this section as a high-status stable.

Reasons for Listing

Listed as a fine dated C17 cowhouse and stable. A large building with high-quality external stone work, and internal carpentry, sympathetically restored. Part of a good farmstead group.

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Other nearby listed buildings

  • II Small Barn at Hendre
    Up-slope and E of the house at Hendre, facing the Large Barn across a small yard.
  • II Hendre
    Located at the end of a short track which runs NE from Pont Ricket.
  • II Pont Ricket
    The bridge carries a narrow lane which runs S from the B4500 over the River Ceiriog. It is approx 150m from the main road.
  • II Pontricket Farmhouse
    Reached by a short driveway. The farmhouse is built on the slope, with uphill N gable-end towards the road and entrance facing E.
  • II Service Building to E of Ty-du Farmhouse
    Located immediately to the E of, and aligned with the farmhouse.
  • II Ty-du
    Set down from the B4500 and reached by a short track, approx 0.7km E of Tregeiriog. Flanked by late C19 outbuildings in the same style.
  • II Cart-shed and granary to W of Ty-du Farmhouse
    Located immediately to the W of, and aligned with the farmhouse.
  • II Building at former Powder Works, Hendre Quarry
    The rear is adjacent to the River Ceiriog, approx 150km SW of Pont y Meibion Bridge. The front faces S towards a branch of the former Glyn Valley Tramway.

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