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Kiln Farmhouse including former Malthouse to rear

A Grade II Listed Building in Marchwiel, Wrexham

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Coordinates

Latitude: 53.0123 / 53°0'44"N

Longitude: -2.989 / 2°59'20"W

OS Eastings: 333739

OS Northings: 346566

OS Grid: SJ337465

Mapcode National: GBR 76.G6FJ

Mapcode Global: WH895.1KX2

Entry Name: Kiln Farmhouse including former Malthouse to rear

Listing Date: 3 December 1996

Last Amended: 3 December 1996

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 17879

Building Class: Agriculture and Subsistence

Location: Situated c2km S of Marchwiel, reached from a track leading off a by road at the W end of Bwgan-ddu lane.

County: Wrexham

Community: Marchwiel (Marchwiail)

Community: Marchwiel

Locality: Sontley

Traditional County: Denbighshire

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History

Timber-framed house possibly C17 was remodelled with the addition of a front range early C19 probably incorporating part of original building. C19 and C20 alterations. Attached to the rear a range of outbuildings possibly of C18 date with inserted windows of C19 character which is said to be a former malthouse.

Exterior

Render and painted brick, slate roof, brick chimneys. 2 storeys. Elevation to road is symmetrical with central door with pedimented surround, window to each side and range of 3 windows upper floor; all are 12-pane sashes with painted stone sills. Rear has replaced windows. Range attached at right angles is painted brick with a dentil eaves cornice, two and a half storeys. To right replaced windows and C20 porch, to left a range separated by a vertical joint in the brickwork which has two multipaned cast-iron windows at attic level which break through the eaves, and two similar windows below. On the ground floor are 2 doors and one multipaned cast iron window.

Interior

Entrance leads to hall with fine early C18 staircase with heavy newels, moulded handrail, closed string and turned balusters. Doors lead off to each side, and there is a step down to the rear range which has heavy chamfered ceiling beam of C17 character, a wide fireplace to the right of which is a boarded door with H hinges leading to a spiral staircase said to give access to upper floor and attic. Upper floor and former malthouse not accessible at time of 1996 survey.

Reasons for Listing

Listed for the special interest of the fine C18 interior detail and the C17 wing and malthouse to the rear.

Other nearby listed buildings

  • II Old Sontley Hall
    Situated c3km SW of Marchwiel at the end of a short drive running E of Sontley Road.
  • II Former House at The Groves
    Situated immediately N of the Groves farmhouse and now incorporated into a range of farmyard buildings.
  • II The Groves
    Situated c2.5km SW of Marchwiel, reached from a by-road running N from the B5426.
  • II Wood House
    Situated c1.3 km SW of Marchwiel at the end of a track which runs W off Woodhouse Lane.
  • II The Old Rectory
    Situated in its own grounds set back on the E side of Woodhouse lane approximately 1km from Marchwiel.
  • II Gatepiers, Railings and Gates at Forest Lodge entrance
    Situated at the junction of the East Drive and Sontley Road
  • II Marchwiel Old Hall
    Set back from the E side of Woodhouse Lane approximately 0.75km SW of Marchwiel
  • II Marchwiel Hall
    Situated at the end of a private drive off the by-road from the A525 and Reynold's Grave. The house is situated within a large landscaped park of mid C19 character.

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