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Dog Kennel and Mounting Block at Halton Farm

A Grade II Listed Building in Chirk, Wrexham

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Coordinates

Latitude: 52.9497 / 52°56'58"N

Longitude: -3.0342 / 3°2'3"W

OS Eastings: 330606

OS Northings: 339646

OS Grid: SJ306396

Mapcode National: GBR 74.L7F7

Mapcode Global: WH89J.C4C1

Entry Name: Dog Kennel and Mounting Block at Halton Farm

Listing Date: 29 July 1998

Last Amended: 29 July 1998

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 20235

Building Class: Agriculture and Subsistence

Location: The mounting block with kennel are built into the rear garden wall, against the farmyard, at Halton Farm.

County: Wrexham

Town: Wrexham

Community: Chirk (Y Waun)

Community: Chirk

Locality: Halton

Traditional County: Denbighshire

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History

The mounting block with its kennel were probably built c1800-1830 at the same time as the farmhouse and farm buildings.

Exterior

The mounting block, built of stone, is on the inside of the small rear garden of Halton Farm, comprising 4 well-worn stone steps and top slab at the height of the wall. The dog kennel is built within, comprising a brick chamber with a raised brick floor. 80cm x 52 cm internally, with a stone slab perforated with a large oval hole set flush with the wall and giving access directly on to the farmyard. The wall is stone coped, worn smooth.

Interior

Raised brick floor to the kennel.

Reasons for Listing

Included as an interesting and carefully worked out combination of two essential elements of an early C19 farm, part of a group with the house and associated farmbuildings.

Other nearby listed buildings

  • II Halton Farmhouse
    The farmhouse is in the hamlet of Halton, lying on the S side of the old lane to Pont-y-Blew.
  • II Two adjoining Ranges of Farm Buildings, with a Horse Gin at Halton Farm
    The farm buildings lie between the farmhouse and the lane from the hamlet of Halton to Pont-y-Blew.
  • II Halton Former Mission Church
    The mission church is located in its own churchyard in the SW quadrant of the cross roads at the centre of the hamlet of Halton.
  • II Ley Farmhouse
    Green Lane leads off a minor road from Halton to Chirk Green, connecting with Colliery Road in Chirk. Ley Farm is aligned on the lane, approximately 120m from the road junction.
  • II The Forge
    The house stands above the river crossing at Pont-y-blew, and above the remains of the forge.
  • II Remains of Forge at Pont-y-blew
    The remains of the forge lie in the front garden of the house called The Forge, approximately 170m from Pont-y-blew bridge.
  • II The Lodge
    The building stands in its own grounds back from the minor road from the B5070 to the village of Halton, at the N end of Chirk.
  • II Pont-y-blew
    The bridge carries the road from Chirk to Glynmorlas across the Afon Ceiriog.

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