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Tithe Barn Cottage

A Grade II Listed Building in Hawarden, Flintshire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 53.1855 / 53°11'7"N

Longitude: -3.0259 / 3°1'33"W

OS Eastings: 331541

OS Northings: 365864

OS Grid: SJ315658

Mapcode National: GBR 74.39H0

Mapcode Global: WH88C.H699

Entry Name: Tithe Barn Cottage

Listing Date: 2 July 1962

Last Amended: 16 November 1994

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 15024

Building Class: Education

Location: On the street line, S of churchyard.

County: Flintshire

Community: Hawarden (Penarl√Ęg)

Community: Hawarden

Built-Up Area: Sandycroft

Traditional County: Flintshire

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History

The Tithe Barn is first mentioned in 1663, and it is probable that this refers to the present building. In 1814 it was converted into a school for 90 boys and girls by Rector Neville at which time it was thatched. It was converted for use as a parish office in 1928.

Exterior

C17 brick barn of 6 bays with later alterations. Cruciform plan formed by advancing central bays. Medium-steep pitch slate roof with oversailing eaves and a central (later) moulded brick stack. S gable with early C19 Gothick shaped stonekneelers and copings, and similar diagonally-set finial, corbelledout. Large 2-light Gothick window with simple intersecting tracery and cusped heads. 10-pane glazing below springing level, with thing glazing bars. Wide, moulded architrave. Narrow slit-window above, with plain architrave. At the opposite (N) end, a large 8-light plain-glazed mullioned and transomed window. The W elevation has three early C19 stone cross-windows, relating to paired bays. 2 tiers of blocked ventilation slits are apparent.

Later door to the R with rusticated stucco surround. 2 and 4-light mullioned windows to E face, with dentilated brick string course. This forms, in the central, advanced section, a label over the contemporary depressed-arched entrance. This is now partly obscured by an attached early C19 brick gabled porch with moulded eaves cornice and lead ball finial. Recessed, depressed-arched entrance, with continuous label. Stone plaque above inscribed "Tithe Barn". C20 double doors,approached by three steps. Plain flanking brick pilasters. Adjoining to the S a modern single-storey, flat-roofed extension.

Attached House: To the R of the porch, a 2-storey domestic extension of the second quarter C19. Slate roof with modern sky-light. Central recessed doorway with contemporary, vertically-planked door and 4-light rectangular fan. Late C19 slated door canopy on wooden brackets. Near-flush 2-light casement above, of 6 panes. Flanking door, two 16-pane recessed sash windows with flat-arched heads. Stone cills. External first floor entrance to E gable end with stone steps
and iron rails.

Interior

Open trusses with rough chamfering and trenched purlins, mostly boxed-in. Brick partition wall between bays 2 and 3 (from S) apparently replaces contemporary division.

Reasons for Listing

Included for its important contribution to Hawarden's social and architectural history

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