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A Grade II Listed Building in Chirk, Wrexham

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Latitude: 52.9573 / 52°57'26"N

Longitude: -3.0706 / 3°4'14"W

OS Eastings: 328176

OS Northings: 340531

OS Grid: SJ281405

Mapcode National: GBR 72.KQMG

Mapcode Global: WH785.SXZQ

Entry Name: Plas-Offa

Listing Date: 29 July 1998

Last Amended: 29 July 1998

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 20253

Building Class: Domestic

Location: The farmhouse stands on the SE side of Offa's Dyke where it crosses the main Holyhead Road. The farm buildings range to the W.

County: Wrexham

Town: Wrexham

Community: Chirk (Y Waun)

Community: Chirk

Locality: Whitehurst

Traditional County: Denbighshire

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The farmhouse was probably built c1840-50.


The house is of rubble stonework with slate roofs between coped gables on moulded kneelers, and prominent gable stacks. Two storeys with cellars. Two parallel ranges, the elevation of each being of 3 bays with a central entrance; that to the NE within a wide porch with a pitched roof. Panelled door with glazed side windows. Iron casement windows in timber mullioned and transomed timber frames, all under segmental heads formed with stepped ashlar lintels, 3-light to the side bays, 2 above the door. The rear elevation, facing SE, has a framed and battened door with a glazed overlight, set under a flat moulded stone hood on brackets. The conspicuous chimneys are also of stone, multiply corbelled, and have diagonally set flues.

Reasons for Listing

Included as a very prominent and finely constructed farmhouse of the mid C19.

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