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Top Lodge

A Grade II Listed Building in Holywell, Flintshire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 53.2307 / 53°13'50"N

Longitude: -3.1867 / 3°11'12"W

OS Eastings: 320880

OS Northings: 371065

OS Grid: SJ208710

Mapcode National: GBR 6Y.0DDJ

Mapcode Global: WH76Z.02S3

Plus Code: 9C5R6RJ7+78

Entry Name: Top Lodge

Listing Date: 31 January 2002

Last Amended: 31 January 2002

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 26201

Building Class: Domestic

Location: On the N side of the entrance E of the B5123, and on the N side of Halkyn Castle.

County: Flintshire

Town: Holywell

Community: Halkyn (Helygain)

Community: Halkyn

Traditional County: Flintshire

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History

Halkyn Castle was built 1824-7 by John Buckler, architect, for the second Earl Grosvenor. Two lodges, in similar style to the house, were an integral component of the original layout of the park.

Exterior

Castellated style single-storey lodge of coursed pecked stone, hipped slate roof behind the embattled parapet and stone central stack with 2 diagonal shafts. The symmetrical 2-window front has a central castellated porch. The 2-light mullioned windows have shallow arched lights, small-pane glazing and hood moulds. A similar window is in the L side wall, with inserted window further L. Against the rear is a lower wing with hipped roof.

Interior

Not inspected.

Reasons for Listing

Listed as a well-detailed early C19 lodge and for its contribution to the historic character of Halkyn Castle and village.

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