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Hearse-house at Church of St Mary

A Grade II Listed Building in Cyffylliog, Denbighshire

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Latitude: 53.1091 / 53°6'32"N

Longitude: -3.4069 / 3°24'24"W

OS Eastings: 305918

OS Northings: 357805

OS Grid: SJ059578

Mapcode National: GBR 6N.80X7

Mapcode Global: WH77F.M3WT

Entry Name: Hearse-house at Church of St Mary

Listing Date: 17 June 1999

Last Amended: 17 June 1999

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 21869

Building Class: Religious, Ritual and Funerary

Location: Located some 50m S of the parish church of St Mary, at the southern boundary of the churchyard.

County: Denbighshire

Community: Cyffylliog

Community: Cyffylliog

Traditional County: Denbighshire

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Hearse-house erected at the expense of Edward Owen of Fachlwyd in 1823.


Rectangular gabled hearse-house of rubble construction with slated roof. Wide segmentally-arched entrance to the front (road-facing) gable, with rough-dressed voussoirs. Original chamfered and pegged oak frame and boarded pine doors, the latter with vertical vents cut into them and with restored lower sections. Above the entrance is an inset rectangular sandstone plaque with the inscription: 'This hearse-house was erected and given by Edward Owen Esq. of Fachlwyd for the use of this parish, 1823'.


Plain interior to hearse-house.

Reasons for Listing

Listed for its special interest as a dated first-half C19 hearse-house, providing good group value with the Parish Church of St Mary, its churchyard walls and lychgate. An especially well-preserved example of a relatively scarce building type.

Other nearby listed buildings

  • II Lychgate and Churchyard Walls at Church of St Mary
    Defining the extent of the churchyard, the lychgate to the S of the church.
  • II* Parish Church of St Mary
    Located in the centre of the village on the western banks of the Afon Clywedog; sited within its own rubble-walled churchyard featuring several good C18 and C19 chest tombs.
  • II Pont Cyffylliog
    Spanning the Afon Clywedog in the village centre, close to the school.
  • II Fachlwyd Farm
    Located approximately 1km SE of Cyffylliog village, SW of Fachlwyd Hall; accessed via a metalled track which runs NW from a lane leading S from an unclassified road which itself runs W-E from Cyffylli

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