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Cow house at Gelli Bach

A Grade II Listed Building in Nannerch, Flintshire

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Latitude: 53.2115 / 53°12'41"N

Longitude: -3.2351 / 3°14'6"W

OS Eastings: 317612

OS Northings: 368986

OS Grid: SJ176689

Mapcode National: GBR 6W.1LN9

Mapcode Global: WH76Y.8JQT

Entry Name: Cow house at Gelli Bach

Listing Date: 30 August 2002

Last Amended: 30 August 2002

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 26916

Building Class: Agriculture and Subsistence

Location: On the N side of the house.

County: Flintshire

Community: Nannerch

Community: Nannerch

Locality: Gelli

Traditional County: Flintshire

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A Penbedw Estate farm building dated 1895, and represents one of several farmsteads on the estate improved by Henry Buddicom after he inherited Penbedw in 1893. Gelli Bach is a C19 roadside smallholding shown on the 1871 Ordnance Survey, when it had an agricultural range on the site of the present cow house. The present cow house is shown on the 1899 second edition.


A rubble-stone cow house with bullnose brick dressings and brick quoins, and slate roof with an inserted small skylight. Facing the yard are 3 segmental-headed doorways with boarded doors. A small blockwork shed is added to the R end. The R gable end has, to the R of the added shed, a segmental-headed metal-framed window incorporating sliding vents, above which is a tablet with 'H&S B 1895' in raised letters and numerals. The rear elevation has a similar metal-framed window to the L and a boarded door to the R. A blockwork projection is built against the L gable end.

Reasons for Listing

Listed as a well-preserved cow house retaining estate character, and forming a complete small farmstead with the house.

Other nearby listed buildings

  • II Gelli Bach
    Approximately 1.2km SE of Nannerch village on the W side of a minor road between Penbedw and Rhes-y-cae.
  • II Lime Kiln at Pen-y-Gelli Farm
    Situated in woods immediately to the SW of the farmhouse, 3.3 km N of Cilcain. Reached from a track running NW off the by road to Rhes-y-cae running N off the A541
  • II Lime kiln S of Bwlch House
    Set back from the road at the foot of Rhyd-y-Maengwyn Wood, approximately 450m SE of the parish church.
  • II Gate piers, gate and flanking walls at Mold Lodge
    The SE entrance to the park at Penbedw, N of a junction with a minor road to Llandyrnog.
  • II Mold Lodge
    Set back from the road at the SE corner of the park at Penbedw, N of a junction with a minor road to Llandyrnog.
  • II 2 Tai Cochion
    Set back from the road S of the Cross Foxes public house.
  • II 1 Tai Cochion
    Set back from the road S of the Cross Foxes public house.
  • II Tyn-Llan
    On the W side of Rectory Cottage, backing on to the garden of Tyn Llan.

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