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Barn at Plas Uchaf

A Grade II Listed Building in Whitford, Flintshire

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Latitude: 53.3034 / 53°18'12"N

Longitude: -3.2925 / 3°17'32"W

OS Eastings: 313968

OS Northings: 379274

OS Grid: SJ139792

Mapcode National: GBR 5ZF7.ZJ

Mapcode Global: WH76J.D7DC

Plus Code: 9C5R8P35+92

Entry Name: Barn at Plas Uchaf

Listing Date: 25 May 2001

Last Amended: 25 May 2001

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 25256

Building Class: Agriculture and Subsistence

ID on this website: 300025256

Location: The farmyard is on the E side of the lane, opposite the house to the W. The barn is at right angles to the road in the centre of the farmyard complex.

County: Flintshire

Town: Holywell

Community: Whitford (Chwitffordd)

Community: Whitford

Locality: Plas Uchaf

Traditional County: Flintshire

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The barn is shown on a map of the Mostyn estate dated 1742. The front reveals signs of historic alteration, with stone and brick patching, whilst the roof with its King-post trusses was probably replaced in the early C19. The lower range to the R is likely to have been built as a milking parlour in the late C19-early C20.


Large 5-bay barn constructed of rubble stone under a slate roof with crow-stepped gables and plinth. Offset to the R is a wide opening, which has been altered, with a recessed door under an iron lintel reached by a high step. Some brick patching to far R and angle buttress. To the L are 3 stone-lined ventilation slits, the central one extended downwards in brick. Beneath the L slit is a doorway with stone jambs and lintel, containing a boarded door. One large and 3 small skylights to roof pitch. Blocked loft opening to W gable end. The rear is obscured by a large open hay shed but includes double doors, a window and loft hatch. Lower range added to E end, consisting of 4 planked doors under stone lintels with 2 planked window openings to the R of each one in stone surrounds. Three skylights.


The interior contains substantial King-post trusses, the central posts chamfered and with curved struts. Two pairs of purlins. Cart passage with planked doors to rear and planked partition to L side which would have supported a loft. A brick structure has been constructed to the R of the cart passage, associated with former milking activities. The range to the R was formerly used for milking; the roof has closely spaced rafters and collars, the stalls divided by open steel railings. It is now used for storing grain.

Reasons for Listing

Listed as a large early barn in an estate context retaining its character and for group value with Plas Uchaf.

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