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Dinorben Arms Public House

A Grade II Listed Building in Bodfari, Denbighshire

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Latitude: 53.22 / 53°13'12"N

Longitude: -3.3606 / 3°21'38"W

OS Eastings: 309252

OS Northings: 370084

OS Grid: SJ092700

Mapcode National: GBR 6Q.1055

Mapcode Global: WH76W.BBZ9

Plus Code: 9C5R6JCQ+2Q

Entry Name: Dinorben Arms Public House

Listing Date: 16 November 1962

Last Amended: 12 April 2002

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 1387

Building Class: Commercial

Also known as: Dinorben Arms
Dinorben Arms, Bodfari

ID on this website: 300001387

Location: Immediately south of St. Stephen's Church. The house is sited downslope. Extensive carparks at rear.

County: Denbighshire

Community: Bodfari

Community: Bodfari

Locality: Bodfari Village

Traditional County: Flintshire

Tagged with: Pub

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A C17 house in origin, remodelled in the C19.

In 1843 the property was part of the estate of Lord Dinorben, tenanted by James Edwards; it was described as the Dinorben Arms homestead but was not a farm, having only 3 acres (1.2 hectares) of land attached.

In the C20 the pub has been much extended at the rear.

An earlier listing description noted a Jacobean panelled door on ornamental iron straps on lugs, and an C18 early enriched wood mantel.


Two-storey, three-window public house, roughcast with rusticated window surrounds and quoins; slate roof with chimney between the first and second units at left and end-chimney at right. Coped gables at each end of the main range. Three-light wood mullion windows with an eight-pane sash window in each light and with hood moulds, the lower ones rendered over. Plain open-fronted porch between the centre and right units.

An additional unit at the north end in similar materials with a lower roof and with small pane modern windows. At rear the building extends irregularly with much black-and-white mock half timbering.


Pub interior much renovated.

Reasons for Listing

A house in the vernacular tradition, listed also for group value with the church and Dinorben Arms as a key element in a village centre of conservation importance.

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