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A Grade II Listed Building in Cilcain, Flintshire

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Latitude: 53.1918 / 53°11'30"N

Longitude: -3.2157 / 3°12'56"W

OS Eastings: 318870

OS Northings: 366774

OS Grid: SJ188667

Mapcode National: GBR 6W.2Z8L

Mapcode Global: WH774.K1XD

Plus Code: 9C5R5QRM+PP

Entry Name: Pen-y-Cefn

Listing Date: 16 October 1995

Last Amended: 16 October 1995

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 14817

Building Class: Domestic

Location: Situated 2km NE of Cilcain, reached by a series of by-roads running S off the A541.

County: Flintshire

Community: Cilcain

Community: Cilcain

Locality: Cefn

Traditional County: Flintshire

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Perhaps C16, the form with lateral stack to the rear suggests a 3-unit plan with cross passage which may have had an open hall, stone stack at one end suggests heated parlour, this pattern conforming with nearby hall houses of C16 date. The reported stair position could represent an insertion into the cross passage as in Cheshire examples of the period. Wing to rear added later, refenestrated C19.


Rubble which is colour washed at the front and roughcast to sides, slate roof, stone chimneys to rear and one side, brick chimneys to other side and rear extension. 2-storey with 4 dormers with 12-pane horizontally sliding sashes, ground floor has offset door, 12-pane horizontally sliding sashes at each end and a larger 3-unit 18-pane sliding sash to left of door. Left hand return roughcast with earlier C20 door with gabled canopy, C19 brick chimney at gable end. Lower 2-storey extension with blocked window. Rear elevation partially obscured by C20 circular water butt, but tall external lateral stack is visible with the gable end of the added wing to the right.


Not accessible at time of 1995 survey but said to contain cambered bressummer over hall fireplace, timber-framed walls, plank doors with strap hinges, stairs leading up from the entrance lobby.

Reasons for Listing

Listed as a well-preserved example of a probably C16 minor gentry house the plan-form of which has affinities with local hall houses of C16 date.

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  • II Former Cartshed and Byre at Pen-y-Cefn Farm
    Situated opposite the house at Pen-y-cefn, set at right-angles to the road.
  • II Coed Du Hospital
    Situated in landscaped grounds above the River Alyn 1.2 km W of Rhydymwyn, reached from a by road running W off the A541.
  • II Plas Wilkin (Including attached farmyard ranges)
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  • II Bath House
    Situated 0.2km W of Coed Du immediately to the W of the road from Rhydymwyn to Coed Du and Plas Wilkin.
  • II Barn at Cefn Isa
    Situated 1.1 km NE of Cilcain, reached by a series of by-roads running S off the A541 to Cilcain.
  • II Ffynnon Leinw
    Situated in woods on the S side of the A541 approx. 0.2 km W of the Royal Oak PH at Hendre. There is no path to the well but it can be seen from the road and approached over a low stone wall.
  • II Ty Isa
    Situated 2.2 km NE of Cilcain, reached from a track which runs NE from the by road running S off the A541 to Cilcain.
  • II Pen-y-Fron Baptist Chapel (including burial ground walls).

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