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Peartree Farmhouse

A Grade II Listed Building in Hanmer, Wrexham

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Coordinates

Latitude: 52.9705 / 52°58'13"N

Longitude: -2.8458 / 2°50'44"W

OS Eastings: 343297

OS Northings: 341797

OS Grid: SJ432417

Mapcode National: GBR 7C.JZ4K

Mapcode Global: WH89F.8L4L

Entry Name: Peartree Farmhouse

Listing Date: 16 November 1962

Last Amended: 15 November 2005

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 14653

Building Class: Domestic

Location: Set back from Peartree Lane approximately 1.4km WNW of Horseman's Green.

County: Wrexham

Community: Hanmer

Community: Hanmer

Locality: Horseman's Green

Traditional County: Flintshire

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History

A C17 house altered, probably in the C19, when its roofs and gables were rebuilt. The 1873 Ordnance Survey suggests that the house had a N entrance facing the farmyard, and also a S entrance, although now there is there is no obvious trace of the latter.

Exterior

A 2½-storey timber-framed house with small-panel framing and original brick nogging and plinth, slate roof and brick stacks. The house has a T-shaped plan comprising a main N-S range and short W wing. The upper tier of framing in each elevation is not aligned with the framing below, and therefore appears to be later. The main range has 2 massive external brick stacks in the E side wall, of which the stack to the hall on the N side has a rebuilt C19 shaft and the stack to the parlour has 2 diagonal shafts. Windows are mostly small-pane steel-framed casements inserted in the mid C20 in place of smaller earlier openings. The entrance is in the N gable end. It has a boarded door on the R side of the main range and 3-light window in the centre. The upper storey projects on moulded consoles and has a 4-light window. The gable, which is later, projects further on similar consoles, and has a fixed attic window. The S gable end of the main range incorporates close studding between storeys in the centre. It has 4-light windows and fixed attic window, and projecting upper storey and later projecting gable similar to the N side. Set back on the L side the wing side wall is mostly of brick except for the C19 upper tier. It has a 1-light window in the lower storey and 2-light window above.

The gable end of the W wing has been partly rebuilt in brick, except for the C19 upper tier of framing and the gable. On the R side some original framing survives in situ and incorporates what appears to be an inserted first-floor doorway, suggesting that the wing was formerly longer. In the upper storey is a 2-light window. In the N side wall is a 2-light window in the lower storey.

Set back on the E side of the N front is a 1-storey C19 brick extension with boarded door. It has a 3-light window in its S wall.

Interior

The interior retains box-framed partitions. The hall on the N side retains 2 cross beams with ogee stops. The timber lintel over the fireplace has run-out stops. At its opposite end is a single door post, incorporating an ovolo moulding, of a possible former post-and-panel passage partition. In the parlour to the S are 2 ovolo-moulded cross beams. Its fireplace has brick jambs and massive freestone chamfered lintel.

The stairs are modern. At the top of the stairs is a segmental door head. A triangular and another segmental door head in the upper storey may have been re-used.

Reasons for Listing

Listed for its special architectural interest as a sub-medieval regional house retaining original fabric and internal plan, of definite architectural character.

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Other nearby listed buildings

  • II Bryn Newydd
    Set back from the road at the junction of Bryn Lane and Rock Lane, approximately 1.9km WNW of Horseman's Green.
  • II Multi-purpose farm building at Bryn Newydd
    On the N side of the house.
  • II Buck Farm
    Located adjacent to the main A 525 Whitchurch Road on its south side between Pandy and Horseman's Green.
  • II* The Bryn
    Reached by a short farm road on the E side of Bryn Lane, approximately 1.6km W of Horseman's Green hamlet.
  • II The Dukes
    On the N side of a minor road approximately 1km WSW of Horseman's Green.
  • II West View
    Set back on the E side of a minor road at the S end of the hamlet.
  • II The Fields
    Located midway between Tallarn Green and the A 525 on the east side of a by-road. The Fields is set back from the road and surrounded by open countryside.
  • II* Horseman's Green Farmhouse
    On the N side of the hamlet, set back on the W side of a minor road to the A525.

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