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Plas Wilkin (Including attached farmyard ranges)

A Grade II Listed Building in Cilcain, Flintshire

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Latitude: 53.1936 / 53°11'37"N

Longitude: -3.2073 / 3°12'26"W

OS Eastings: 319436

OS Northings: 366964

OS Grid: SJ194669

Mapcode National: GBR 6X.2TMK

Mapcode Global: WH76Y.PZXK

Plus Code: 9C5R5QVV+F3

Entry Name: Plas Wilkin (Including attached farmyard ranges)

Listing Date: 16 October 1995

Last Amended: 16 October 1995

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 16435

Building Class: Domestic

Location: Situated 1.2 km W of Rhydymwyn, reached from a by road running W off the A541 at Rhydymwyn.

County: Flintshire

Community: Cilcain

Community: Cilcain

Locality: Coed Du

Traditional County: Flintshire

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Probably the home farm to the Coed Du estate, built mid-late C19 in picturesque style replacing or incorporating buildings shown on the 1839-41 tithe map; the farmhouse acts as an eyecatcher situated in the valley below Coed Du.


Rubble with roughly squared quoins, slate roof, central brick chimney. 2 storeys, symmetrical 2-window elevation, with central plank door with decorative strap hinges, gabled open timber framed porch with shaped timbers and wooden finial, 2 gabled dormers with timber framing in the gables, barge boards and finials, all windows 3-unit horizontally-sliding sashes. Attached to left L shaped barn range with 2 decorative finialed louvres, door with porch similar to main building, return has attached lower range with gable end with three round headed arched windows with multipaned cast iron windows. Rear has single storey gabled range attached and horizontally-sliding sash windows, one with 12 panes. To the rear and right is an L shaped barn range with openings with decorative louvres. Range to right has altered ground floor and upper floor with a section of timber framing with cusped braces and a range of 3 small openings.


Not accessible at time of 1995 survey.

Reasons for Listing

Listed as a good and relatively intact example of a Victorian planned farm with picturesque detailing, and for associations with the Coed Du estate.

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Other nearby listed buildings

  • 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 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 Pen-y-Cefn
    Situated 2km NE of Cilcain, reached by a series of by-roads running S off the A541.
  • 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 Lime Kiln
    Situated at the northern edge of the village beside the by road off the A541 which runs through the village.
  • II Engine House at Hendre
    Situated in the side of a hill on the edge of Hendre Quarry approximately 0.3km NW of Hendre. Reached from a private road to Hendre Quarry running N off the A541 near Hendre.
  • II* Church of St John
    Situated in the churchyard close to the centre of the village
  • 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.

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