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Glasmor

A Grade II Listed Building in Nantglyn, Denbighshire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 53.1462 / 53°8'46"N

Longitude: -3.4899 / 3°29'23"W

OS Eastings: 300447

OS Northings: 362043

OS Grid: SJ004620

Mapcode National: GBR 6J.5YJY

Mapcode Global: WH662.C5CW

Entry Name: Glasmor

Listing Date: 15 December 1998

Last Amended: 15 December 1998

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 20986

Building Class: Domestic

Location: Located prominently on the corner, at the crossroads at the S end of the village street.

County: Denbighshire

Town: Denbigh

Community: Nantglyn

Community: Nantglyn

Traditional County: Denbighshire

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History

Mid C19 village farmhouse with C18 origins. Glasmor stands at the village cross-roads, with two of its contemporary agricultural ranges adjacent and opposite and a third approximately 420m to the E. As such this forms an unusual village farmstead siting, rarely seen in this area. One of the farm buildings is dated 1762 which provides a context for the primary farmhouse. In the C19 it served for a while as an inn, named 'The Black;' it has remained in use as a farmhouse this century.

Exterior

Large 2-storey, L-plan farmhouse of coursed local rubble construction, with limestone ashlar detailing; slate roof with oversailing verges. The house consists of a primary 2-window main block, with an additional one-window section stepped-down and adjoining to the L. The former has simple end chimneys with plain cornices, the latter a late C19, star-shaped end chimney to the L; of brick with simple cornice band. Near-symmetrical primary section with central entrance via a part-open, gabled wooden porch, on a slate-stone plinth; 6-panel door with simple rectangular overlight. 16-pane unhorned sash windows to both floors, with projecting slate sills and cambered heads; limestone voussoirs. The additional block, to the L, has a tripartite window with prominent quoins to each floor, that to the ground floor with cambered head as before; plain Victorian sashes with 4-pane central sections and narrow flanking 2-pane sections.

The rear elevations are of whitened rubble. The primary section has a lower, gabled rear wing with end chimney; 4-pane sash to the first floor and modern windows to its R return, that to the first floor contained within a simple gabled dormer. Extruded in the angle between the main block and its rear projection is a 2-part rubble lean-to with slated roof, the larger, left-hand section of which has a part-glazed entrance; 2 modern windows to the L. The rear of the additional block has 12-pane unhorned sashes to both floors, the cambered stone heads and quoins of which are painted black.

Interior

Plain C19 interiors with simple architraves to panelled doors and a simple stick baluster stair.

Reasons for Listing

Listed for its special interest as a C19 farmhouse with earlier origins, retaining good external character and unusually sited within the village.

Group value with the Agricultural Range to the S of Glasmor.

Other nearby listed buildings

  • II Agricultural Range immediately S of Glasmor
    Prominently located at the crossroads at the southern end of the village, opposite Glasmor.
  • II Telephone Call-box
    Prominently-located in the village centre, adjoining Cae Llwyd and the Post Office; sited on W side of minor road running uphill from Pont y Llan to N.
  • II Barn Range to the W of Glasmor
    Prominently located at the crossroads at the southern end of the village, opposite Glasmor.
  • II Parish Church of St James
    Located on a raised, near-circular site in the centre of the village; its churchyard contains two ancient yew trees.
  • II Pont-y-Llan
    Spanning the Afon Ystrad in the centre of the village.
  • II Pont Newydd
    Located some 200m NE of Nantglyn village spanning the Afon Ystrad and carrying the old Denbigh to Nantglyn road immediately E of its modern successor.
  • II The Rectory
    Located approximately 1km NE of Nantglyn village, raised up on a bank to the E of the road from Denbigh to Nantglyn; immediately E of the old Pont Newydd. The house is set into a hillslope.
  • II Waen Presbyterian Chapel and School Hall
    Set back from the road behind rendered rubble forecourt walls with simple surmounting railings; sited into the slope of a hill.

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