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A Grade II Listed Building in Overton, Wrexham

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Latitude: 52.9588 / 52°57'31"N

Longitude: -2.9558 / 2°57'20"W

OS Eastings: 335888

OS Northings: 340585

OS Grid: SJ358405

Mapcode National: GBR 77.KNHN

Mapcode Global: WH89C.KWPL

Plus Code: 9C4VX25V+GM

Entry Name: Gwalia

Listing Date: 15 March 1994

Last Amended: 15 March 1994

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 14474

Building Class: Domestic

Location: Set back from the road west of Gwalia Farm, alongside the track leading to Llan-y-Cefn.

County: Wrexham

Community: Overton (Owrtyn)

Community: Overton

Locality: Knolton

Traditional County: Flintshire

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House, originally a farmhouse (the remains of its farm-buildings survive south of the road). Mid C18, with early C19 modifications.


Brick with slate roof. 2 storeys, 3 window range with central entrance; 6-panelled door beneath hood. Flanking window are paired 2-pane sashes with margin lights, inserted, probably in the early C19. Upper windows are also 2-pane sashes with margins lights, inserted in original openings. Coved plaster eaves cornice. Rear elevation retains remains of 3 original wood mullioned and transomed windows, in wide openings with cambered brick heads. All are wholly or partially blocked, and one is cut by the rear wing, which appear to have been added in the early C19. End wall stacks.

Reasons for Listing

A good example of a mid C18 farmhouse, of a kind typical of this area.

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Other nearby listed buildings

  • II Gwalia Farmhouse
    Close to the road on the corner with the lane leading south to Knolton Bryn.
  • II Byre/Stable Range at Gwalia Farm
    Parallel to the street, forming the S boundary of a yard to the E of Gwalia Farmhouse.
  • II Farm-Buildings and Icehouse at Llan-y-Cefn
    Built against the slop on the approach of Llan-y-Cefn.
  • II* Llan-y-Cefn
    Approached by a track adjacent to Gwalia, and about 1 km from the road, above the River Dee.
  • II Barton's Bridge
    Carries the B5069 across the Shell Brook which forms the border between Wales and England and the counties of Clwyd and Shropshire. On a bend in the road, approximately 4km SW of Overton.
  • II Barton's Bridge
    Ellesmere Rural, Shropshire, SY12
  • II* Knolton Hall
    On the western edge of the Community, approached by a drive which leaves the main road at the top of Barton’s Bank.
  • II Ash Grove
    Towards the junction of the B5069 and the A528 Overton to Ellesmere Road.

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