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The Old Smithy Cottage

A Grade II Listed Building in Nercwys, Flintshire

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Latitude: 53.1413 / 53°8'28"N

Longitude: -3.1516 / 3°9'5"W

OS Eastings: 323065

OS Northings: 361082

OS Grid: SJ230610

Mapcode National: GBR 6Z.62Y4

Mapcode Global: WH77C.K9GN

Plus Code: 9C5R4RRX+G9

Entry Name: The Old Smithy Cottage

Listing Date: 24 February 1976

Last Amended: 12 December 1994

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 15231

Building Class: Domestic

ID on this website: 300015231

Location: To the NW of the village centre, set back slightly from the street- line.

County: Flintshire

Community: Nercwys

Community: Nercwys

Traditional County: Flintshire

Tagged with: Cottage

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A late C18/early C19


2-storey, 2-window cottage and attached contemporary smithy. Rubble-built under a medium-pitched slate roof with plain eaves. The cottage has rubble garden walls, returned to the main face to the R of centre. C19 iron scrolled gate. Central entrance with topped-chamfered, slightly recessed late C19 door and doorcase. To the L a 2-part 12-pane fixed casement, near flush with thin glazing bars. Under the eaves 2 further, similar windows, though of sliding sash type. To the R of the entrance, beyond the return of the garden wall, a C20 boarded garage door, doubtless replacing a similar window. Plain brick gable chimney to L and similar one off- centre with simply moulded top. Cat-slide extension to rear with boarded doors and a contemporary fixed iron-framed, multi-pane window with intersecting tracery and ogee head, of the type seen at Nerquis Hall in the 1790s additions. Adjacent modern brick rendered toilet extension.

Stepped-up from the cottage, the smithy. Rubble and slate as before, though with brick S gable apex and rear elevation, this partly renewed. Small brick gable chimney to R and larger rear chimney. Large entrance to L with tooled sandstone lintel and modern boarded stable door. Loading bay above with boarded door and stone cill. To the R of the ground floor entrance a
contemporary slightly recessed 30-pane fixed iron casement with sandstone lintel and quoins to R reveal. Segmental-arched head. Segmental-arched external boarded shutter. Above this a near-flush 30-pane part-fixed iron casement. Similar (though replaced) window to ground floor N face with original one above. Modern, open entrances with concrete lintels to rear.


Furnaces on N and W (rear) walls with stepped brick hoods.

Reasons for Listing

Included as a good example of a village smithy in a prominent location .

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