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Swan Cottage

A Grade II Listed Building in Ysceifiog, Flintshire

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Latitude: 53.2267 / 53°13'36"N

Longitude: -3.2749 / 3°16'29"W

OS Eastings: 314985

OS Northings: 370718

OS Grid: SJ149707

Mapcode National: GBR 6T.0NZD

Mapcode Global: WH76X.N5Q6

Entry Name: Swan Cottage

Listing Date: 31 January 2001

Last Amended: 31 January 2001

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 24684

Building Class: Domestic

Location: An isolated house set at right angles from the A541 between Melin-y-wern and Ddol.

County: Flintshire

Town: Mold

Community: Ysceifiog

Community: Ysceifiog

Locality: Ddol

Traditional County: Flintshire

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A pair of cottages, probably built in 2 phases in the early C19 and shown on the 1849 Tithe map as the Swan Inn. A single-storey wing incorporating a pair of cottages was added in the third quarter of the C19 and is shown on the 1871 Ordnance Survey. Windows were mainly renewed in the late C19. Converted to a single dwelling in the late C20.


A pair of 2-storey double-fronted cottages of rubble stone with slate roof and stone stacks to centre and each end, all heightened in rendered brick. The L-hand cottage has openings under stone segmental heads in the lower storey. The central replaced boarded door is inside an added open porch. It is flanked by small-paned windows in the lower storey, and late C19 large-paned sashes below the eaves in the upper storey. The R-hand cottage is probably earlier as it has openings under wooden lintels in the lower storey. The glazed door is a replacement. In the lower and upper storeys are late C19 large-paned sash windows. A single-storey wing attached to the L gable end has whitewashed walls and slate roof with a central stone stack. It comprises 2 former single-fronted cottages, which have doorways (with replaced doors) and windows to their R side, all under the eaves and replaced in earlier openings. Further L, set back from the L end, is an added gabled shed.

The rear of the R-hand cottage has 2 upper storey windows below the eaves replaced in earlier openings. Both cottages have inserted windows lower L. The single-storey wing has 2 doorways with windows to their R side, all renewed in earlier openings.


Not inspected.

Reasons for Listing

Listed for the simple vernacular character of the double fronted houses that comprised the Swan Inn, together with the single-storey cottages characteristic of C19 workers' dwellings in the district.

Other nearby listed buildings

  • II Plas Gwyn
    Reached by private drive on the S side of a minor road between Ddol and Pen-y-felin.
  • II Cross in churchyard of St Mary's Church
    In the churchyard on the S side of the church.
  • II Church of St Mary
    In the centre of the village and within a walled churchyard.
  • II The Old Rectory
    Immediately E of the church of St Mary and set back from the road in its own grounds.
  • II Fox Inn
    On the N side of the main road through the village, approximately 100m NW of the church.
  • II Pen-yr-erw
    An isolated cottage approximately 1.2km WNW of Nannerch village, reached by public footpath N of Pen-y-felin.
  • II Stable at Fox Inn
    On the R-hand (E) side of the Fox Inn and adjacent to the School House.
  • II School House, including forecourt railings
    Attached to the W side of the Community Hall, which is at main village crossroads, about 100m NW of St Mary's Church.

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