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Caerfallwch

A Grade II Listed Building in Halkyn, Flintshire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 53.2098 / 53°12'35"N

Longitude: -3.1693 / 3°10'9"W

OS Eastings: 322005

OS Northings: 368719

OS Grid: SJ220687

Mapcode National: GBR 6Y.1YDZ

Mapcode Global: WH76Z.9L25

Entry Name: Caerfallwch

Listing Date: 31 January 2002

Last Amended: 31 January 2002

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 26190

Building Class: Domestic

Location: Approximately 0.6km E of Rhosesmor church and reached by farm road S of a minor road between Rhosesmor and Northop.

County: Flintshire

Town: Holywell

Community: Halkyn (Helygain)

Community: Halkyn

Locality: Rhosesmor

Traditional County: Flintshire

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History

Caerfallwch Farm is mentioned as early as 1660, but the present farmhouse is shown on the 1839 Tithe map, having probably been rebuilt c1824 when it was purchased by the Bankes family of Soughton Hall. A rear wing was added, probably by the estate, in the third quarter of the C19 and is shown on the 1870 Ordnance Survey. The present roof of the main range is a late C19 rebuild, the rear wall having been heightened or rebuilt in brick. Caerfallwch is the old name for Rhosesmor village.

Exterior

A Georgian-style 2-storey long 3-window farmhouse of rubble stone and slate roof with C19 end brick stacks and end brick stack to the rear wing. Openings have stone and brick jambs, and with lintels in the lower storey. The windows are 12-pane hornless sashes. The central panelled door has an overlight. A lower projection against the R gable end has a corrugated iron roof.

The rear wall has brickwork beneath the eaves, demonstrating the heightening of the house in the C19. A centrally-placed rear wing has a lower ridge line. On its R side is a lean-to against the main range with a shuttered opening under a brick segmental head in the side wall continuous with the L gable end of the main range, while its rear wall has a fixed-pane window. The rear wing has, on its R side, a horizontal-sliding sash window in the upper storey. The L side wall has 2 segmental-headed horizontal-sliding sashes in the upper storey, a lean-to lower L abutting a shallow lean-to against the main range, with boarded door, and stone and brick lean-to to the R. On the L side of the rear wing the lean-to against the main range has a fixed small-pane window under a brick segmental head.

Interior

Not inspected.

Reasons for Listing

Listed as a well-preserved Georgian vernacular farmhouse with additions retaining C19 estate character.

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Other nearby listed buildings

  • II Bryn Glas Smithy
    Approximately 1km ENE of Rhosesmor church on the S side of a junction of minor roads between Rhosesmor and Northop.
  • 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 Plas-yn-rhos
    Approximately 300m N of Rhosesmor church, set back and reached by farm road on the E side of the B5123.
  • II Church of St Paul
    In a walled churchyard in the centre of the village.
  • II The Old Vicarage
    In its own grounds on the E side of the B5123 approximately 0.6km N of Rhosesmor church.
  • 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 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.

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