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The Old Vicarage

A Grade II Listed Building in Halkyn, Flintshire

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Latitude: 53.2148 / 53°12'53"N

Longitude: -3.1778 / 3°10'40"W

OS Eastings: 321443

OS Northings: 369287

OS Grid: SJ214692

Mapcode National: GBR 6Y.1GL0

Mapcode Global: WH76Z.5G09

Entry Name: The Old Vicarage

Listing Date: 31 January 2002

Last Amended: 31 January 2002

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 26165

Building Class: Domestic

Location: In its own grounds on the E side of the B5123 approximately 0.6km N of Rhosesmor church.

County: Flintshire

Town: Holywell

Community: Halkyn (Helygain)

Community: Halkyn

Locality: Rhosesmor

Traditional County: Flintshire

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Built in 1880 for the vicar of Rhosesmor.


Domestic Gothic style house of snecked rock-faced stone, yellow freestone dressings and gables, and slate roof with overhanging bracketed eaves and brick ridge stacks to the main gabled bays. The symmetrical 3-bay front has outer gabled bays with ball finials, string courses at impost level carried over the windows as hood moulds. The windows have cusped lights with transoms. The central doorway is in a projecting ashlar surround with castellated parapet. The doorway has a Tudor arch and a double fielded-panel doors incorporating narrow pointed glazed panels. An overlight is formed by 4 glazed quatrefoils. Above the doorway is a 3-light window. In the lower storey the outer bays have 2-light canted bay windows, with 3-light windows under relieving arches in the upper storey and blind ventilation strips in the gables with sill bands.

In the L side wall are 2 cross windows with cusped lights, the R-hand of which has a relieving arch, and string course above the lintel. A cross window with plain pointed lights is upper L below a 2-light window in a gabled attic storey across the rear of the house. Behind is a lower service wing. The R side wall of the house mirrors the L side, and has a service yard wall attached to the rear angle, which incorporates a small former coach house. The rear of the house has a projecting bay in the centre with 3-light mullioned and transomed stair window, with an additional 4th light above the transom. Below it are lintelled sash windows, and above the stair window is an added skylight. The gable end of the service wing has 3 lintelled 2-pane sash windows in the lower storey and 2 similar windows above.


Not inspected.

Reasons for Listing

Listed as a well-detailed and well-preserved vicarage in the domestic Gothic style.

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Other nearby listed buildings

  • II Plas-yn-rhos
    Approximately 300m N of Rhosesmor church, set back and reached by farm road on the E side of the B5123.
  • II Ysgol Rhos Helyg
    Set back and in its own grounds on the E side of the B5123 approximately 1km NNW of Rhosesmor village.
  • II Hawthorn Cottage
    Between Halkyn and Rhosesmor, reached via lane opposite Ysgol Rhos Helyg. Hawthorn Cottage is about 300m WSW of the school, S of a junction of lanes, and NW of Moel y Gaer.
  • II Lime Kiln
    E of Foel Farm, approximately 300m NW of the parish church, set back on the N side of a minor road between Rhosesmor and Moel-y-crio.
  • II Rhosesmor war memorial
    On the E side of the church and on the E side of the B5123 on an island of its junction with a minor road to Caerfallwch Farm.
  • II Church of St Paul
    In a walled churchyard in the centre of the village.
  • II Caerfallwch
    Approximately 0.6km E of Rhosesmor church and reached by farm road S of a minor road between Rhosesmor and Northop.
  • II Bryn Glas Smithy
    Approximately 1km ENE of Rhosesmor church on the S side of a junction of minor roads between Rhosesmor and Northop.

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