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Cart House, Granary and Pigeon Loft at Shifna-hyr Farm

A Grade II Listed Building in Halkyn, Flintshire

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Latitude: 53.1926 / 53°11'33"N

Longitude: -3.1675 / 3°10'3"W

OS Eastings: 322091

OS Northings: 366799

OS Grid: SJ220667

Mapcode National: GBR 6Y.2YXZ

Mapcode Global: WH775.90WV

Plus Code: 9C5R5RVJ+2X

Entry Name: Cart House, Granary and Pigeon Loft at Shifna-hyr Farm

Listing Date: 31 January 2002

Last Amended: 31 January 2002

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 26188

Building Class: Agriculture and Subsistence

ID on this website: 300026188

Location: On the NW side of the farmhouse.

County: Flintshire

Town: Holywell

Community: Halkyn (Helygain)

Community: Halkyn

Locality: Gwysaney

Traditional County: Flintshire

Tagged with: Granary

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Built in the final quarter of the C19 and first shown on the 1899 Ordnance Survey. 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. Shifna-hyr was developed as the home farm of the estate.


Rubble-stone cart house with rock-faced dressings and quoins, and slate roof. The front has 2 wide basket arches, of which the L-hand retains one of its original double boarded doors. Two loft openings are boarded. In the R gable end are 2 similar loft openings (of which the L hand was originally a doorway) above an added lean-to built in brick over a stone wall integral with the cart shed. Against the L gable end, where the ground level is higher, is a boarded loft granary door reached up stone steps. A continuous rear outshut, housing a pigeon loft, has a boarded door reached up stone steps to the L of the granary doorway, while further L is a small opening with ledge. The rear roof slope also retains 2 small raked openings for pigeons. The rear wall of the outshut has a blocked door to the R and doorways to the centre and L.


Not inspected.

Reasons for Listing

Listed as a well-preserved late C19 farm building contributing to the historic character of Shifna-hyr Farm, and for its contribution to the overall historic character of the Gwysaney Estate.

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