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Top Lodge

A Grade II Listed Building in Halkyn, Flintshire

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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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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.


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.


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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