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Cow-house with adjoining cart-shed S of Fodwen

A Grade II Listed Building in Ceiriog Ucha, Wrexham

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Latitude: 52.9016 / 52°54'5"N

Longitude: -3.2479 / 3°14'52"W

OS Eastings: 316161

OS Northings: 334524

OS Grid: SJ161345

Mapcode National: GBR 6V.P9JR

Mapcode Global: WH78H.2BND

Entry Name: Cow-house with adjoining cart-shed S of Fodwen

Listing Date: 23 May 2003

Last Amended: 23 May 2003

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 81157

Building Class: Agriculture and Subsistence

Location: Located directly opposite and to the S of Fodwen Farmhouse. The front faces N.

County: Wrexham

Community: Ceiriog Ucha

Community: Ceiriog Ucha

Locality: Llanarmon Estate

Traditional County: Denbighshire

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Probably C18 and contemporary with the estate farmhouse. Shown on the tithe map of 1839. A cart-shed bay was added later, probably in the C19.


Long 4-bay cow-house of rubble stone under a slate roof. Three doorways to front, asymmetrically arranged and with timber lintels. Plain doorway to L; raised doorway to L of centre reached by stone steps and containing split doors. To the R is a 2nd raised doorway, reached by a ramp. Loft hatch openings above L doorway and between central and R doorways, the former boarded over. Small stone lean-to with corrugated roof added to R end of front. Added cart-shed bay to L end has wide opening with iron lintel and ventilation slit to L; loft hatch above, boarded over. W gable end has loft hatch and is partly rebuilt in brick. Rear mostly not seen but has a catslide lean-to.


The ramped entrance leads to the stalls which occupy the 2 bays to the R. The stalls are divided by wood planked partitions at right angles to the line of the building. There is a feed passage along the rear wall of the building and a manure passage at the front. The roof consists of pegged tie-beam trusses with struts, the loft mainly missing. Small lean-to at front may have been a calf pen. External raised doorway to L of centre leads into a bay with rear doorway further R and wood planked partition to R-hand side with 2 doorways. These lead to the feed and manure passages. The L external doorway leads into a loose-box, with opposing doorway to rear and manger along R-hand wall; the loft floor is supported by uncut timber.

Reasons for Listing

Listed as a fine example of a C18 cow-house, the working arrangement little altered and with good internal detail. Group value with Fodwen Farmhouse.

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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
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  • 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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