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L-Shaped Agricultural Range at Fron Farm

A Grade II Listed Building in Nercwys, Flintshire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 53.142 / 53°8'31"N

Longitude: -3.1671 / 3°10'1"W

OS Eastings: 322029

OS Northings: 361178

OS Grid: SJ220611

Mapcode National: GBR 6Y.655V

Mapcode Global: WH77C.B933

Entry Name: L-Shaped Agricultural Range at Fron Farm

Listing Date: 12 December 1994

Last Amended: 12 December 1994

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 15242

Building Class: Agriculture and Subsistence

Location: Opposite and parallel to the original farmhouse at Fron farm, and now partly enclosed by modern lean-tos.

County: Flintshire

Community: Nercwys

Community: Nercwys

Locality: Fron

Traditional County: Flintshire

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History

An L-shaped agricultural range consisting of a mid-late C17 barn with adjoining C19 carthouse/
stables.

Exterior

The barn is of 4 bays, rubble-built with a medium/steep slate roof and uncoped gable parapets. mid-late C17. 2 tiers of ventilation slits and off-centreentrances (front and rear) to threshing floor. These altered early C19, and with brick-cambered heads. Smaller, similar entrances to L and far R, the latter with plain flanking window openings (unglazed) under the eaves. Stable doors. Catslide outshut to rear at R. W gable with loading bay (stepped access now collapsed) and plain flanking ground-floor entrances with boarded doors.

Stepped-down to the E and adjoining is the L-shaped carthouse and stables of 2 periods, early and mid C19. Rubble and slate construction as before. The earlier right-hand section with central, cambered entrance and boarded door. Further entrance to the R Window to L, cambered as before and with brick cill. Later 2- part iron-framed fixed window with 8 panes above and vertical ventilation slits below. Open window to the R. The L section is similar, though with brick detailing. Large cart entrance to R with cambered head. Plain cambered entrance to L and single window above, as before. The upper part of the E face is of brick. Here 2 cart entrances to L as before with 2 semi-circular arched vents to R at ground level. Central loading bay to upper floor with plain door and cambered head. Flanking windows as before.

Reasons for Listing

Included for group value with the former farmhouse at Fron.

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