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Oak Farm Farmhouse

A Grade II Listed Building in Willington Worthenbury, Wrexham

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Coordinates

Latitude: 52.9877 / 52°59'15"N

Longitude: -2.8221 / 2°49'19"W

OS Eastings: 344906

OS Northings: 343692

OS Grid: SJ449436

Mapcode National: GBR 7D.HYSQ

Mapcode Global: WH89F.M5BC

Entry Name: Oak Farm Farmhouse

Listing Date: 27 January 1995

Last Amended: 7 May 1998

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 15675

Building Class: Domestic

Location: Located at right angles to the by-road shortly after the Y-junction with the main road to Tallarn Green.

County: Wrexham

Town: Wrexham

Community: Willington Worthenbury

Community: Willington Worthenbury

Locality: Tallarn Green

Traditional County: Flintshire

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History

Originated as a c1600 storeyed and wholly timber-framed farmhouse of lobby-entry plan. The present external character dates from an early to mid C19 brick remodelling and enlargement.

Exterior

Two-storey red brick farmhouse built with irregular bonding, under a slate roof with red brick chimney stacks placed centrally and at the gable end. Casement windows with cambered heads and voussoirs to ground floor. The off-centre-vertical joint represents the division between the sub-medieval building and C19 extension. Two windows to the left and one to right, possibly formerly a separate cottage; three-light window to ground floor left. The lobby-entry door to left of the joint has a gabled, ogee-arched porch. Boarded doors and lean-to at right with further door. Two-windowed buttressed gable end. Deep kitchen lean-to at rear.

Interior

Main doorway opens onto a long lobby at the side of the main chimney. Probably originally of three units. The timber-frame is most visible at far left end. The inner room retains broadly-framed square-framing and the back of the screens partition with two doorways, one (now blocked) with pointed door-head. This room also retains one of the early, pre-glazing type, timber-framed windows that together are the most important features of this house. That to the inner room is 3-light with diamond-mullions and is repeated to the 1st floor. The hall had a five-light window with another similar lighting the chamber above, the latter of which retains its projecting sills supported by deep, shaped, brackets. The fact that these windows are on two levels confirms that this was built as a storeyed house rather than with an open-hall as was more common at that date. The original timber-framed rear wall containing these windows is preserved beneath the later C19 kitchen lean-to extension. Otherwise the beams and roof structure were largely replaced in C19. Steep staircase to rear; boarded doors; cellar.

Reasons for Listing

Listed for the special interest of its sub-medieval origins and surviving (now internal) early fenestration.

Other nearby listed buildings

  • II Bridge Cottages, Hurdle View
    Located next to the road on the south-eastern edge of Tallarn Green at Hurdle View, as the ground begins to rise from the Y-junction at the end of the main road through Tallarn Green.
  • II Kenyon Cottages
    Located on the south-west side of the main road through Tallarn Green, at the top of the village and adjacent to the village school.
  • II Church of St Mary Magdelene
    Towards the middle of the linear village, on the SW side of the road.
  • II Lychgate to Church of Saint Mary Magdalene
    Lychgate to Church of Saint Mary Magdalene
  • II Tallarn Green Temperance Room
    Located off the main Tallarn Green road, and on the edge of fields farmed from Pear Tree Farm. Hidden behind modern house to road front.
  • II* Willington Cross
    Located off a lane from the cross-roads at Willington Cross, set in open fields and approached by a private drive.
  • II Lane Farm Farmhouse
    Located on the south side of, and at right angles to, The Lane, from Tallarn Green towards Tybroughton House.
  • 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.

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