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Timber-framed Barn in Yard at Hafod-y-Bwch Hall

A Grade II Listed Building in Esclusham, Wrexham

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Latitude: 53.0239 / 53°1'25"N

Longitude: -3.0297 / 3°1'47"W

OS Eastings: 331028

OS Northings: 347891

OS Grid: SJ310478

Mapcode National: GBR 74.FGK7

Mapcode Global: WH894.F8H5

Plus Code: 9C5R2XFC+G4

Entry Name: Timber-framed Barn in Yard at Hafod-y-Bwch Hall

Listing Date: 8 December 1995

Last Amended: 8 December 1995

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 16569

Building Class: Agriculture and Subsistence

Location: Forms one side of the farmyard NE of the hall.

County: Wrexham

Community: Esclusham

Community: Esclusham

Locality: Rhostyllen

Traditional County: Denbighshire

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The barn is probably of late C17 date.


Timber-framed construction: box-framed with principle timbers braced vertical posts and minor horizontal members. Brick nogging, with some rubble in the N bay; slate roof. W elevation partially obscured by later lean-to addition, but the E elevation retains a regular pattern of loft entries and a doorway aligned with a western entrance to indicate the threshing bay.


5 bays, each framed with sill beam and tie beam braced to wall posts. Most are braced A-frame trusses, with one queen-post truss towards the N, and one of the central trusses uses an elaborately stop-chamfered re-used tie-beam.

Reasons for Listing

Listed for its group value with Hafod-y-Bwch Hall, and as a well-preserved example of a timber-framed barn retaining a high degree of structural integrity.

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