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Lower Honkley Farmhouse

A Grade II Listed Building in Rossett, Wrexham

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Coordinates

Latitude: 53.1268 / 53°7'36"N

Longitude: -2.9858 / 2°59'8"W

OS Eastings: 334135

OS Northings: 359297

OS Grid: SJ341592

Mapcode National: GBR 76.716R

Mapcode Global: WH88L.3NHT

Entry Name: Lower Honkley Farmhouse

Listing Date: 18 October 1996

Last Amended: 18 October 1996

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 17462

Building Class: Domestic

Location: Located close to the road to the north side of Stringer's Lane between Cherry Cottage and Honkley Hall Cottages. Reached from Burton Green along Cobblers Lane which forms a junction with Stringer's La

County: Wrexham

Community: Rossett (Yr Orsedd)

Community: Rossett

Locality: Burton

Traditional County: Denbighshire

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History

Sub-medieval cruck-framed house with late C18/early C19 additions. Unoccupied at time of re-survey in 1995.

Exterior

Single-storey and attic timber-framed dwelling externally rebuilt in stone and brick with stone plinth. Pitched slate roof. Cross-shaped plan with sub-medieval section to central axis, and possibly southern porch projection. Northern section is brick with dentilated cornice. Catslide roof to northern section of projecting western bay. New hardwood doors and windows c1995.

Interior

Entrance from south into single bay with exposed wattle-and-daub partition wall set into box-frame timber structure. Wattle-and-daub protected under glazed frame. Central bay gives onto room with lower floor to east with large open fire constructed with stone side-walls and bevelled wooden lintel. To the north small spreading stone steps lead down into further room with stone fireplace. Floor joists and heavy bevelled beams exposed throughout. To the second floor evidence of three bay cruck with top brace and heavy timber side purlins. Middle cruck has no infill above top brace to allow increased light and ventilation. Wide floor boards and dog-leg staircase.

Reasons for Listing

Listed notwithstanding alterations as a surviving example of a sub-medieval cruck-framed dwelling.

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Other nearby listed buildings

  • II Burton Hall
    Located amidst open agricultural land to the south of Burton Hall Road with a northern aspect. Reached by a private track coming off the south side of Burton Hall Road.
  • II Ivy Cottage (formerly known as Ravensbourne Cottages)
    Located at the end of a lane off the east side of Burton Hall Road between Ravensbourne and Burton House with open farm land to the east.

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