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The Homestead

A Grade II Listed Building in Overton, Wrexham

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Latitude: 52.9511 / 52°57'3"N

Longitude: -2.945 / 2°56'41"W

OS Eastings: 336605

OS Northings: 339717

OS Grid: SJ366397

Mapcode National: GBR 77.L552

Mapcode Global: WH89K.Q2TZ

Plus Code: 9C4VX324+C2

Entry Name: The Homestead

Listing Date: 15 March 1994

Last Amended: 15 March 1994

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 14480

Building Class: Domestic

Location: In a narrow plot of land alongside a lane 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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Small-holders cottage. Early C19.


Brick with slate roof, the building comprises small 2-unit, 2-storeyed cottage with small byre under the same roof. Cottage has doorway to right of centre, with flanking windows renewed in original openings, with single ring cambered brick heads. Upper windows also renewed in original openings, under the eaves. End wall stacks. Byre forms a single build with small window alongside, and loft entry above, all with single ring cambered brick heads. Diamond pattern vent to loft in front elevation.

Reasons for Listing

A good surviving example of a small-holders cottage, of a type once common in Overton, but not rarely surviving in an original condition.

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Other nearby listed buildings

  • II Top Farmhouse
    Towards the SW boundary of the community, W of the main settlement of Knolton Bryn.
  • II Mile Post opposite drive to Queensbridge
    Opposite the drive to Queensbridge, on the edge of a ditch alongside the main road.
  • II Knolton Mission Church
    On the S side of the lane leading to Knolton Bryn, c300m from the A528.
  • 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 Ash Grove
    Towards the junction of the B5069 and the A528 Overton to Ellesmere Road.
  • II Gwalia
    Set back from the road west of Gwalia Farm, alongside the track leading to Llan-y-Cefn.
  • 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.

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