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Shippon at Hall Green Holding

A Grade II Listed Building in Bronington, Wrexham

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Latitude: 52.9755 / 52°58'31"N

Longitude: -2.7399 / 2°44'23"W

OS Eastings: 350413

OS Northings: 342277

OS Grid: SJ504422

Mapcode National: GBR 7J.JDZP

Mapcode Global: WH89G.WGGQ

Entry Name: Shippon at Hall Green Holding

Listing Date: 20 October 2005

Last Amended: 20 October 2005

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 85487

Location: On the NW side of the cottage.

County: Wrexham

Community: Bronington

Community: Bronington

Locality: Iscoyd

Traditional County: Flintshire

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Iscoyd Park was purchased in 1843 by Philip Lake Godsal, a Cheltenham coach builder, an estate of 202 acres (82 hectares) comprising mansion house with park, and cottages and smallholdings. Over subsequent decades farms were acquired from neighbouring landowners, mainly during the ownership of Philip William Godsal, who inherited in 1858 and died in 1896. In 1895 it was reported to the Royal Commission on Land in Wales and Monmouthshire that the Iscoyd Park estate, now expanded to 887 acres (359 hectares), had 9 farms. Of these 'six new farmhouses, bricked and slated, and homesteads to them, have been built new entirely' and 'sixteen cottages and buildings for pigs and cows have been erected'. The latter smallholdings include many that were built on the site of earlier smallholdings.

The shippon is probably roughly contemporary with the cottage, which is dated 1896, although it is not shown on the 1911 Ordnance Survey, surveyed in 1897.


A small shippon of brick, with dentil verge to a tile roof. It has 3 split boarded doors with strap hinges. In the L gable end is a small loft opening. In the R gable end is an inserted steel-framed window.

Reasons for Listing

Listed for its special architectural interest as part of a well-preserved late C19 smallholding characteristic of the Iscoyd Park estate style, and for its contribution to the distinctive historic character of the district provided by surviving estate buildings, which together provide a good example of estate-sponsored improvement.

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