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Kinnerton Hall

A Grade II Listed Building in Higher Kinnerton, Flintshire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 53.1424 / 53°8'32"N

Longitude: -3.008 / 3°0'28"W

OS Eastings: 332669

OS Northings: 361060

OS Grid: SJ326610

Mapcode National: GBR 75.61TG

Mapcode Global: WH88K.R8SS

Entry Name: Kinnerton Hall

Listing Date: 13 November 1997

Last Amended: 13 November 1997

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 19076

Building Class: Domestic

Location: Kinnerton Hall is approached by a private drive running west from Kinnerton Road. It is slightly elevated from the road and obscured from view by the houses on Kinnerton Road at Babylon.

County: Flintshire

Community: Higher Kinnerton (Kinnerton Uchaf)

Community: Higher Kinnerton

Built-Up Area: Higher Kinnerton

Traditional County: Flintshire

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History

Completed in 1740 for the Paynter family, (when it was known as Paynter Hall). Acquired by the Topham family in the early C19 when it formed part of their Kinnerton Lodge estate together with Crompton Hall Farmhouse. Later in the C19 acquired by the Collinge family and farmed by the Cannon family as tenant farmers. Refurbished under James Collinge in 1887.

Exterior

Three storey, brown brick, Georgian farmhouse of three bays with C19 remodelling including single storey extension to the right. Grey slate roof. Central bay to front elevation is slightly recessed between two projecting outer bays. Stone copings to gable ends with ball finials and kneelers. Separate storeys articulated by a projecting brick band of three courses between the ground and first floors, and the first and second floors. To the front elevation each bay has two metal, small-pane, casement windows to each of the ground and first floors, with one to the attic storey; all windows are of distinctive estate style with pointed "Gothick" heads and large projecting Ruabon cills and heads. Windows to either side of the front door are late Victorian leaded windows of two-lights. Together with the six-panel door they are brought together under a large Ruabon terracotta moulded lintel with a date inscription of 1887. To the gable of the central bay is a date-stone of 1740 together with the name Paynter. To the right is the single storey former dairy of late C19 with four segmental headed windows one of which has been enlarged to form a door. The remaining three windows retain their original diamond lattice paned casement windows. The rear elevation retains the symmetry of the front but with a narrower, and unlit, central section. The bays to the left and right have one multi-paned window to each storey, with Ruabon terracotta cills and heads and late C19 diamond lattice glazing bars.

Interior

The planform to the main body of the house remains substantially intact whilst the former dairy has been completely refurbished. From the entrance hall rises the original wooden staircase, the full height of the house. To the dining room is an encased bevelled and stopped floor joist whilst that to the hall is exposed. To the attic rooms are some heavy two panel doors and Victorian cast-iron fire-surrounds.

Reasons for Listing

Listed as a substantially intact estate farmhouse with C18 origins and C19 remodelling, retaining distinctive fenestration and good staircase.

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Other nearby listed buildings

  • II Crompton Hall
    Crompton Hall is reached from a private drive off the end of Park Avenue. It is sited in open agricultural land on the edge of the village of Higher Kinnerton and largely obscured by planting.
  • II Stables at Kinnerton Lodge
    Located to the rear of Kinnerton Lodge which is situated within its own grounds and approached by a private drive running west off Kinnerton Lane.
  • II Kinnerton Lodge
    Situated within its own enclosed grounds and reached by a private drive running west off Kinnerton Lane, north of its junction with Leicester Lane. The private drive is entered through a set of classi
  • II Hillside Cottage
    Hillside Cottage is located on the south side of Kinnerton Lane between its junctions with Leicester Lane and Bramley Lane some 0.3 km north of the entrance to Kinnerton Lodge.
  • II Bridge Farm Farmhouse and Attached Shippon
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