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Lygan Uchaf

A Grade II Listed Building in Halkyn, Flintshire

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Latitude: 53.2051 / 53°12'18"N

Longitude: -3.1965 / 3°11'47"W

OS Eastings: 320178

OS Northings: 368227

OS Grid: SJ201682

Mapcode National: GBR 6X.241K

Mapcode Global: WH76Y.WP0R

Entry Name: Lygan Uchaf

Listing Date: 31 January 2002

Last Amended: 31 January 2002

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 26206

Building Class: Domestic

Location: Approximately 1.3km WSW of Rhosesmor church, reached by farm road E of a minor road between Hendre and Moel-y-crio. At the S end of a yard with L-shaped farm range.

County: Flintshire

Town: Holywell

Community: Halkyn (Helygain)

Community: Halkyn

Locality: Lygan Uchaf

Traditional County: Flintshire

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Lygan Uchaf was purchased by the Grosvenor Estate in 1759. The present house was built in 1851 while an L-shaped farm range in the yard is dated 1850 and is in characteristic Grosvenor Estate style. The redevelopment of the farmstead is said to have cost £1661. The Grosvenor family owned an extensive estate and mineral rights in the Halkyn area. Halkyn Castle was built for the second Earl Grosvenor in 1824-7 and was used as an occasional residence. The Earl was later made Duke of Westminster.


Georgian style 2-storey 3-bay double-depth house roughly square in plan, of snecked stone and hipped slate roof with 2 brick ridge stacks. Windows are 16-pane hornless sashes with hood moulds and stone sills. The central doorway has a fielded-panel door and replaced overlight. The L side wall has an inserted small-pane window lower L. The 3-bay rear, facing the yard, is similar to the front elevation, except that the central doorway has a boarded door and small-pane overlight. The date 1851 is engraved above the hood mould of the doorway. Set back against the L side of the rear is a single-storey hipped-roof projection, with boarded door under a stone lintel, and replaced window in its L end wall.


Not inspected.

Reasons for Listing

Listed as a well-preserved mid C19 farmhouse in characteristic Grosevnor Estate style.

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