History in Structure

This site is entirely user-supported. See how you can help.

Pontricket Farmhouse

A Grade II Listed Building in Ceiriog Ucha, Wrexham

We don't have any photos of this building yet. Why don't you be the first to send us one?

Upload Photo »

Approximate Location Map
Large Map »

Coordinates

Latitude: 52.8989 / 52°53'56"N

Longitude: -3.2119 / 3°12'42"W

OS Eastings: 318577

OS Northings: 334188

OS Grid: SJ185341

Mapcode National: GBR 6X.PD8X

Mapcode Global: WH78H.MDRF

Entry Name: Pontricket Farmhouse

Listing Date: 23 May 2003

Last Amended: 23 May 2003

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 81161

Building Class: Domestic

Location: Reached by a short driveway. The farmhouse is built on the slope, with uphill N gable-end towards the road and entrance facing E.

County: Wrexham

Community: Ceiriog Ucha

Community: Ceiriog Ucha

Locality: Pont Ricket

Traditional County: Denbighshire

Find accommodation in
Llanarmon Dyffryn-Ceiriog

History

Originally a cruck-framed hall-house of 1 or 2 units, possibly with cross-passage to L side. A cross-wing was added to the L end in the C17, and a fireplace (with lateral stack), was inserted into the hall, possibly at the same time. A further one-and-a-half bays were added to the R later, including a granary over the R end bay, resulting in 3 bays to the main range.

Exterior

Long one-storey range with attics, with 2-storey cross-wing to L end. Constructed of white-washed rubble stone under slate roofs, with large plinth stones. Cross-wing has massive stepped projecting stack to front (E) of house; main range has tall lateral stone stack to L of centre, brick ridge stack further R. Small lean-to porch to L end of main range, with opening to N side and small window to front. Panelled door with small light inside porch. Butt joint to R of lateral stack, where one-and-a-half bays were added later. Two small 2-light wooden casement windows with timber lintels, to each side of stack. C20 boarded door to far R. Attic has 2 gabled dormer windows flanking lateral stack with C20 small-pane glazing.

South side of cross-wing has C20 wooden window to ground floor; 2 windows to upper storey, that to L infilled, that to R with C20 glazing. W end of cross-wing was rebuilt in mid-C20, with large-pane window to each storey and datestone to gable. W (rear) side of main range has boarded door with small light to R of centre; 2 x 2-light wooden casement windows to its L, one with small panes. Small splayed light immediately R of doorway, and 2-light wooden casement further R, with possible butt joints under relating to an earlier entrance (this would have been opposite current front entrance suggesting a cross-passage arrangement). Gabled dormer window to attic, above door. N end of house is built into the hillside; gable has planked door leading into granary.

Interior

The main range consists of 3 units, with an entrance room to L, kitchen to centre and store-room to R. The bay divisions of the cruck-framed hall-house were in different positions, by approximately half a unit. In the entrance room, to the R of the doorway, is the base of one of the crucks. The ceiling has been altered, with a spine beam and rough joists. Opposite the entrance is a cloakroom, in front of which is a small enclosure with possible bench or base of an earlier staircase. To the R of the entrance room is the inserted fireplace (with lateral chimney), with bakeoven facing S and aligned with the partition to the kitchen. The kitchen has a ceiling with rough joists. The inserted fireplace in SE corner contains a rayburn; its N side is built against the remains of a cruck-framed partition, which has box-panels under the cruck blade. This was probably the original N end wall of the hall-house, and corresponds with a butt joint on the outside wall. There is a niche in the wall half a bay to the N of the cruck, beyond which is a store-room under a granary, the ceiling with plain beams and joists.

Turning L from the front entrance is the C17 cross-wing which has 2 large chamfered spine-beams with ogee stops, and stop-chamfered joists. Large stone fireplace to E end with timber lintel. To the NW is a doorway leading to the staircase, rising over the cloakroom and not in its original position.

Reasons for Listing

Listed as a fine C17 farmhouse exhibiting good vernacular character and detail, its earlier origins as a cruck-framed hall-house of special interest.

Other nearby listed buildings

  • II Service Building to E of Ty-du Farmhouse
    Located immediately to the E of, and aligned with the farmhouse.
  • II Ty-du
    Set down from the B4500 and reached by a short track, approx 0.7km E of Tregeiriog. Flanked by late C19 outbuildings in the same style.
  • II Pont Ricket
    The bridge carries a narrow lane which runs S from the B4500 over the River Ceiriog. It is approx 150m from the main road.
  • II Cart-shed and granary to W of Ty-du Farmhouse
    Located immediately to the W of, and aligned with the farmhouse.
  • II Hendre
    Located at the end of a short track which runs NE from Pont Ricket.
  • II Farm Building to SE of Hendre Farmhouse
    Located across the farmyard and to the SE of the farmhouse.
  • II Small Barn at Hendre
    Up-slope and E of the house at Hendre, facing the Large Barn across a small yard.
  • II Pont y Felin
    Located 300m S of the main crossroads in Tregeiriog, and carrying the lane to Rhiwlas over the River Ceiriog.

BritishListedBuildings.co.uk is an independent online resource and is not associated with any government department. All government data published here is used under licence. Please do not contact BritishListedBuildings.co.uk for any queries related to any individual listed building, planning permission related to listed buildings or the listing process itself.

British Listed Buildings is a Good Stuff website.