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A Grade II Listed Building in Ceiriog Ucha, Wrexham

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Latitude: 52.902 / 52°54'7"N

Longitude: -3.2478 / 3°14'52"W

OS Eastings: 316163

OS Northings: 334565

OS Grid: SJ161345

Mapcode National: GBR 6V.P9JL

Mapcode Global: WH78H.2BP4

Entry Name: Fodwen

Listing Date: 23 May 2003

Last Amended: 23 May 2003

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 81156

Building Class: Domestic

Location: Located in an upland position on a track which runs NW off a lane which leads N from the B4500 at Pont Caledwynt.

County: Wrexham

Community: Ceiriog Ucha

Community: Ceiriog Ucha

Locality: Llanarmon Estate

Traditional County: Denbighshire

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Llanarmon Dyffryn-Ceiriog


An estate farmhouse, probably C18, and shown on the tithe map of 1839. The estate was formerly owned by the Duke of Westminster. Adjoining cart-shed and granary probably added in C19.


Two-storey 3-window farmhouse, constructed of rubble stone, whitewashed to front and rear elevations, under a slate roof with rendered stone end stacks, that to R external. Slightly lower range adjoining to L containing cart-shed and granary, under a corrugated asbestos roof. The front openings are asymmetrically arranged; front entrance slightly R of centre with boarded door. Small brick porch with shallow lean-to slate-covered roof. Flanking 2-light wooden casements with timber lintels; renewed but probably in the original openings. Three narrower 2-light casements under eaves to upper storey. The adjoining range has a cart-shed opening to L with timber lintel, and a loft doorway to R reached by external stairs; 2-light casement with small-pane iron glazing to W gable. The rear of the house has a 2-storey wing to L and a long catslide lean-to to R, the latter probably C20. Rear inset doorway with planked door to R of end of wing; wide C20 wooden window to catslide. The E side has a small window to R of external stack, and small C20 windows to each storey of wing.


No access to interior at time of inspection.

Reasons for Listing

Listed as a good example of a vernacular estate farmhouse, retaining its C18 character. Group value with farm building opposite.

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  • II Ty'n y rhos
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  • II Hafod Adams
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  • II Secondary Dwelling at Hafod Adams
    Located immediately to the W of Harod Adams Farmhouse. The W elevation overlooks the Nant Caledwynt, whilst the E side faces the farmhouse.
  • II Pen y bryn
    The farm is on a narrow lane which runs N from Llanarmon Dyffryn Ceiriog towards Nantyr. It is located within a sharp bend on the E side of the lane, approx 0.5km from the village centre, and faces S
  • II Milestone to W of Tregeiriog
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  • II Milestone to NE of Llanarmon Dyffryn Ceiriog
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  • II Pont y Felin
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