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Ddol

A Grade II Listed Building in Cefnmeiriadog, Denbighshire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 53.2422 / 53°14'31"N

Longitude: -3.5113 / 3°30'40"W

OS Eastings: 299240

OS Northings: 372750

OS Grid: SH992727

Mapcode National: GBR 3ZXY.LG

Mapcode Global: WH65H.1R6V

Entry Name: Ddol

Listing Date: 2 June 1998

Last Amended: 2 June 1998

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 19932

Building Class: Domestic

Location: Located on the N bank of the river Elwy at the SW boundary of the community; accessed via a long farm track running E from an unclassified road running N from the Pont y Ddol.

County: Denbighshire

Town: St Asaph

Community: Cefnmeiriadog

Community: Cefnmeiriadog

Locality: Pont y Ddol

Traditional County: Denbighshire

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History

An early settlement site, mentioned in the survey of Denbigh in 1334. Long the seat of the Jones family of Ddol, a re-set lintel above the present main entrance bears the carved date 1598 with the initials EI (for Jones) and AP; an Edward Jones of Ddol served as High Sheriff of Denbighshire in 1744. The present house is a late Georgian remodelling of a double-pile house, the southern pile of which is the earliest part.

Exterior

Double-pile storeyed farmhouse of local limestone rubble construction with slated roof, including small slates to part of the rear (S) pile; plain end chimneys to both piles, with a further off-centre chimney to the rear pile, plain cornices. The slightly lower front (N) pile has an off-centre cambered entrance with boarded door and 3-pane overlight; above this is a recessed ex-situ limestone lintel bearing the date 1598 and the initials EI and AP. To the R is a C19 16-pane sash window with cambered head, with a modern single-storey log/bin addition adjoining at right-angles beyond. To the L of the entrance is a second, similar entrance with flanking sash windows, 16-pane to the L and 12-pane to the R; 3 16-pane, square-headed windows to the first floor. All windows have projecting stone cills, the cambered ones with rough-dressed voussoirs.

The 3-bay S front has a central entrance as before with flanking C19 tripartite windows; these have a central 12-pane section with narrow 4-pane outer sections and are cambered as before. 3x16-pane sashes to the first floor. The paired W gables are roughcast.

Interior

Late C19 pine stick-baluster stair to rear pile and slate-flagged floors throughout, otherwise plain interiors.

Reasons for Listing

Listed for its special historic interest as a well-preserved earlier C19 farmhouse with earlier origins.

Other nearby listed buildings

  • II Pont y Ddol (partly in Llannefydd community)
    Spanning the river Elwy at the south-western edge of the community and carrying an unclassified road running S in the direction of Llannefydd.
  • II Pont-y-ddol (partly in Cefnmeiriadog community)
    Spanning the river Elwy at the north of the community and carring an unclassified road running N in the direction of Cefnmeiriadog.
  • II* Plas Newydd
    Strikingly located on a rocky rise some 1.6km NW of Cefn Meiriadog village; located immediately W of the lane running NW from Cefn Meiriadog to Glascoed.
  • II Ty Ucha
    Located on a sloping site some 1.5km N of Llannefydd village and 0.5 km S of Pont-y-Ddol; set back from and above the lane from the former to the latter, to the W.
  • II Groesffordd Marli Chapel
    Located some 2km NW of Cefn Meiriadog village, set back on the N side of an unclassified lane running parallel with, and S of the B 5381 (Glascoed Road).
  • II Glascoed Lodge on Bodelwyddan Park Boundary
    About 1km S of Bodelwyddan Castle, on N side of B5381, set into S wall of Bodelwyddan Park, about 300m E of the corner of the park walls.
  • II Bod-Ysgawen-Isaf
    Located approximately 1.5km NE of Llannefydd village on a gently-sloping site facing a farmyard; accessed via a farm track leading NE from an unclassified lane running from Bont Newydd to (ultimately)
  • II Kinmel East Gatepiers and Railings
    100m W of the SW corner of Bodelwyddan Park, beside a small gate lodge (not listed).

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