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Top Farmhouse

A Grade II Listed Building in Overton, Wrexham

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Latitude: 52.9488 / 52°56'55"N

Longitude: -2.9452 / 2°56'42"W

OS Eastings: 336590

OS Northings: 339460

OS Grid: SJ365394

Mapcode National: GBR 77.LC2L

Mapcode Global: WH89K.Q4QR

Plus Code: 9C4VW3X3+GW

Entry Name: Top Farmhouse

Listing Date: 15 March 1994

Last Amended: 15 March 1994

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 14479

Building Class: Domestic

Location: Towards the SW boundary of the community, W of the main settlement of Knolton Bryn.

County: Wrexham

Community: Overton (Owrtyn)

Community: Overton

Locality: Knolton Bryn

Traditional County: Flintshire

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Farmhouse. Probably late C17 or early C18, but refronted in the later C18 or early C19.


Brick with close studded timber framing and brick infill in rear wall. Slate roof with end wall stacks. 2 storeys, 2-unit plan with central entrance. Plank door, flanked by 3-light casement windows with cambered brick heads. Rear wing probably an early C19 addition, with some C20 extensions to its rear. Interior retains significant elements of the original plan, the main hall with inglenook fireplace and chamfered spine beam, and the parlour bisected down its length to form a small service room to the rear. The parlour was probably originally an unheated room, since its chimney is clearly a much later addition.

Reasons for Listing

An early C18 vernacular farmhouse, retaining much of its original form.

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Other nearby listed buildings

  • II The Homestead
    In a narrow plot of land alongside a lane W of the main settlement of Knolton Bryn.
  • II Knolton Mission Church
    On the S side of the lane leading to Knolton Bryn, c300m from the A528.
  • II Mile Post opposite drive to Queensbridge
    Opposite the drive to Queensbridge, on the edge of a ditch alongside the main road.
  • 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 Gwalia Farmhouse
    Close to the road on the corner with the lane leading south to Knolton Bryn.
  • II Gwalia
    Set back from the road west of Gwalia Farm, alongside the track leading to Llan-y-Cefn.
  • II Ash Grove
    Towards the junction of the B5069 and the A528 Overton to Ellesmere Road.
  • II Pit Farmhouse
    Ellesmere Rural, Shropshire, SY12

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