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Bakehouse at Gellilyfdy

A Grade II Listed Building in Holywell, Flintshire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 53.2553 / 53°15'19"N

Longitude: -3.2823 / 3°16'56"W

OS Eastings: 314552

OS Northings: 373909

OS Grid: SJ145739

Mapcode National: GBR 5ZJS.6S

Mapcode Global: WH76Q.KF7S

Plus Code: 9C5R7P49+43

Entry Name: Bakehouse at Gellilyfdy

Listing Date: 22 October 1952

Last Amended: 31 January 2001

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 24674

Building Class: Domestic

Location: On the S side of the house.

County: Flintshire

Community: Ysceifiog

Community: Ysceifiog

Locality: Babell

Traditional County: Flintshire

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History

Probably built in the C17 and used as a secondary dwelling. An oven was inserted into the original lateral fireplace probably in the C19, by which time it was principally used as a bakehouse.

Exterior

Single-storey bakehouse of rubble stone and slate roof. Facing the house it has openings under wooden lintels, comprising a boarded door to the L side, next to which is a 2-light shuttered opening, another boarded door and a doorway at the R end, formerly full-height but with brickwork inserted below the eaves. External stone steps are built against the L gable end, leading to a boarded loft door under wooden lintel, probably to a small granary. The rear is dominated by its projecting stack with tall stone shaft, and has an added low, round projection where a bake oven was inserted. To the L of the stack is a window part infilled with blockwork, while R of the stack is a small-pane window. The R gable end has a metal-framed window under a wooden lintel.

Interior

Not inspected.

Reasons for Listing

Listed as a rare surviving example of a small secondary dwelling of the C17, retaining early character and a fine stack, and for group value with Gellilyfdy and other associated listed items.

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