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Old Marsh Farm, Sealand

Description: Old Marsh Farm

Grade: II
Date Listed: 24 August 2005
Cadw Building ID: 85248

OS Grid Coordinates: 333387, 369760
Latitude/Longitude: 53.2204, -2.9978

Location: Sealand, Deeside, Flintshire CH5 2LY

Locality: Sealand
County: Flintshire
Country: Wales
Postcode: CH5 2LY

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Listing Text

Location
Fronting the E side of the main A550 road.

History
Large farm of c1850, one of several owned by the River Dee Company (1741-1902), which had a right to reclaim the marshes and build embankments following the re-alignment of the Dee. Old Marsh Farm was sold to a private owner in 1906 after the company was wound up. There is a large E-shaped group of contemporary farm buildings to the N, some now converted to industrial units. The house formerly had a large garden to the W, recently truncated by the A550 road, and is now divided into 3 apartments.

Interior
Interior not seen at time of survey.

Exterior
Large L-shaped 2-storey farmhouse with W range to front and S range. Constructed of brick under a shallow hipped slate roof with 3 brick stacks set behind ridge. Detail includes wide boarded eaves, dressed stone plat band and plinth. The windows are 16-pane hornless sashes with wedge lintels and stone sills. Symmetrical 3-window front with central round-arched entrance; stone doorcase with rusticated arch and keystone, inside which is a half-glazed panelled door under an overlight with radial glazing bars. N gable end of W range has a 16-pane sash to each storey. South range is 4-window and asymmetrical; eared stone doorcase to R of centre containing a glazed and panelled door under a 4-pane overlight. Sashes as elsewhere, those to the R-hand bay blind.

Three-sided courtyard to rear (N), the E side formed by a later kitchen wing. N elevation of S range is 3-window: ground floor with panelled door under a stone lintel flanked by wide 20-pane sashes, under a continuous slate-covered lean-to porch. Upper storey has 3 x 16-pane sashes as front. E elevation of W range has narrow full-height unit with hipped roof in angle of the 2 ranges; this has a panelled door and small sashes to R and upper storey; similar single-storey unit adjoining to R, also with small sash. Kitchen wing is single-storey with brick ridge stack; boarded door to L, 3-light wooden casement to R, further entrance to R end. This wing forms the end of a former carriage and stable range now converted to accommodation.

Reason for Listing
Listed as a large mid C19 farmhouse retaining definite architectural character and well-preserved detail.

References
Pritchard, T W, A History of the Old Parish of Hawarden, 2002, pp 271-2.

This text is a legacy record and has not been updated since the building was originally listed. Details of the building may have changed in the intervening time. You should not rely on this listing as an accurate description of the building.

Notes:
Fronting the E side of the main A550 road.

Source: Cadw

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