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Farm-Buildings and Icehouse at Llan-y-Cefn

A Grade II Listed Building in Overton, Wrexham

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Latitude: 52.963 / 52°57'46"N

Longitude: -2.9597 / 2°57'35"W

OS Eastings: 335632

OS Northings: 341053

OS Grid: SJ356410

Mapcode National: GBR 77.K7KG

Mapcode Global: WH89C.HSTD

Plus Code: 9C4VX27R+54

Entry Name: Farm-Buildings and Icehouse at Llan-y-Cefn

Listing Date: 15 March 1994

Last Amended: 15 March 1994

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 14475

Building Class: Domestic

Location: Built against the slop on the approach of Llan-y-Cefn.

County: Wrexham

Town: Knolton

Community: Overton (Owrtyn)

Community: Overton

Locality: B5069

Traditional County: Flintshire

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Range of farm-buildings with ice house and summer house, comprising stable range and coach house range to north, on the down-hill side of the site, built into the slope so that the lofts are entered from ground level on the uphill side; cowhouses on the uphill western range, incorporating small summerhouse in their downhill side (which is mainly a retaining wall); the courtyard enclosed on a third side, to the east by a high sandstone retaining wall which incorporates the ice house.

Stable range is the oldest part of the group, and is partially timber framed: western gable is framed with braces angle posts and central post carrying cambered tie beam with queen struts. Similar trusses define 2 further bays. Brick infill to framing, and brick front wall to north, the rear wall largely of red sandstone rubble. Coach house forms extension of this range to the east, and has 2 wide segmentally arched openings to lower floor. Western range of upper yard formed by what was probably originally a cow-house, built over a retaining wall which incorporates a small summer house with gothic arched windows and door, facing garden of Llan-y-Cefn. Eastern range is formed by red sandstone rubble retaining wall, with arched entrance to ice house towards the north. Short groin-vaulted entrance passage, then simple 3-centred vaulting to ground-level chamber.

Reasons for Listing

An interesting group which combines farm-buildings with other appurtenances, and exploits its sloping site to good effort.

Group value with the house, Llan-y-Cefn.

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Other nearby listed buildings

  • II* Llan-y-Cefn
    Approached by a track adjacent to Gwalia, and about 1 km from the road, above the River Dee.
  • II Church of Saint Hilary
    Situated in Erbistock village close to the banks of the River Dee.
  • II The Boat Inn PH
    Situated in Erbistock village near the end of a by-road running S off the A528 to the edge of the River Dee.
  • II The Old Rectory
    Situated In Erbistock Village 75m NW of St. Hilary's Church, reached from a by-road running S off A528.
  • II Gwalia
    Set back from the road west of Gwalia Farm, alongside the track leading to Llan-y-Cefn.
  • 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 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.

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