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Tan yr Allt

A Grade II Listed Building in Halkyn, Flintshire

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Latitude: 53.1793 / 53°10'45"N

Longitude: -3.1546 / 3°9'16"W

OS Eastings: 322933

OS Northings: 365313

OS Grid: SJ229653

Mapcode National: GBR 6Z.3N7B

Mapcode Global: WH775.JC10

Entry Name: Tan yr Allt

Listing Date: 31 January 2002

Last Amended: 31 January 2002

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 26183

Building Class: Domestic

Location: Set back on the N side of the junction between the A541 and Blackbrook Road.

County: Flintshire

Town: Holywell

Community: Halkyn (Helygain)

Community: Halkyn

Locality: Gwysaney

Traditional County: Flintshire

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Dated 1830 and part of the Gwysaney Estate. An earlier house probably stood on the site, as re-used masonry is dated 1750.

Gwysaney was built in 1603 but the historic character of the estate is derived principally from its redevelopment and enlargement after Philip Davies-Cooke inherited Gwysaney in 1821.


Tudor-Gothic one-and-a-half-storey cottage of snecked rubble stone and lighter freestone dressings, a slate roof with projecting boarded eaves, and 2 diagonal yellow-brick ridge stacks with corbelled caps. The central shallow porch is gabled with bargeboards and finial. A hood mould over the boarded door is engraved 'PDC 1830'. Flanking the porch are 3-light mullioned windows with hood moulds. Similar windows are in the attic in both gable ends. An added L-shaped rear wing, incorporating a former stable, is stone but heightened in brick. It is attached to a shallow lean-to at the rear of the cottage, set into which is a stone tablet engraved 'RD 1750'.


Not inspected.

Reasons for Listing

Listed as a well-preserved C19 estate cottage retaining original character, and for its contribution to the historic character of the Gwysaney Estate.

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