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Bryn Idris

A Grade II Listed Building in Halkyn, Flintshire

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Latitude: 53.2278 / 53°13'39"N

Longitude: -3.2141 / 3°12'50"W

OS Eastings: 319047

OS Northings: 370768

OS Grid: SJ190707

Mapcode National: GBR 6W.0RRF

Mapcode Global: WH76Y.L4PC

Plus Code: 9C5R6QHP+49

Entry Name: Bryn Idris

Listing Date: 31 January 2002

Last Amended: 31 January 2002

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 26214

Building Class: Domestic

County: Flintshire

Town: Holywell

Community: Halkyn (Helygain)

Community: Halkyn

Locality: Rhes-y-cae

Traditional County: Flintshire

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Probably mid C19 and replacing a cottage shown here on the 1839 Tithe map. The present house is shown on the 1870 Ordnance Survey.


A 2-storey double-fronted cottage of whitened rubble stone and slate roof with coursed end stacks. Openings have segmental heads. The windows are late C19 2-light casements, but replaced lower L. The central doorway has a door with glazed panels. An added lean-to on the R has a 2-light windows and corrugated iron roof. A monopitched projection L (shown in 1870) has a modern door facing the front of the house. At the rear is a small fixed light to the centre beneath the eaves.


Interior not inspected at time of survey, but said to have two-up-two-down plan with cooking range and quarter-turn stairs against rear wall in right-hand room.

Reasons for Listing

Listed as a rare surviving small squatter cottage, of a type once familiar on the common.

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  • II The Stores House
    Approximately 400m SE of the parish church, set back from the main road through the village leading to Moel-y-crio.
  • II Stable at Black Lion Farm
    In the yard on the W side of the house.
  • II Black Lion Farm
    An isolated house on the E side of Rhes-y-cae and on the S side of a minor road between Rhes-y-cae and Moel-y-crio.
  • II Christ Church
    In a walled churchyard on the W side of the village, on the N side of a minor road between Rhes-y-cae and Lixwm.
  • II Beehive Pigsty at Peacock Farm
    On the W side of the house, which is reached by a track and is 150m NNE of the parish church.
  • II Lime Kilns
    On Halkyn Mountain, approximately 0.7km E of Rhes-y-cae village on the N side of a minor road between Rhes-y-cae and Halkyn. A quarry is on the E side of the kilns.
  • II Waen Farm
    Approximately 1.3km E of Lixwm village and set back on the N side of a minor road between Lixwm and Rhes-y-cae.
  • II Ffagnallt
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