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North Range of Farmyard Buildings at Plas Kinmel with the enclosed muck yard and entrance gate pier

A Grade II* Listed Building in Abergele, Conwy

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Latitude: 53.2765 / 53°16'35"N

Longitude: -3.5308 / 3°31'50"W

OS Eastings: 298020

OS Northings: 376598

OS Grid: SH980765

Mapcode National: GBR 3ZSK.C5

Mapcode Global: WH658.QXV0

Entry Name: North Range of Farmyard Buildings at Plas Kinmel with the enclosed muck yard and entrance gate pier

Listing Date: 5 August 1997

Last Amended: 5 August 1997

Grade: II*

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 18708

Building Class: Agriculture and Subsistence

Location: Plas Kinmel stands at the E at the bottom of Primrose Hill, N of St George village. This north range lies opposite the house and completes the enclosed farmyard.

County: Conwy

Town: Abergele

Community: Abergele

Community: Abergele

Locality: Plas Kinmel

Traditional County: Denbighshire

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Plas Kinmel was designed as a model farm in 1866-7 for H R Hughes of Kinmel, employing a foremost architect, W E Nesfield, who had, unusually, previously designed and detailed farm buildings in Lancashire and Derbyshire.


The farmyard is entered by one opening at the NW corner. The N range enclosing the farmyard comprises a stable and barn. Built of rubble limestone with a hipped slate roof. Stable doors both sides and two hipped dormer windows to the loft over, whilst the barn, in the E end, has sliding black painted boarded doors and ventilation slits. On the N side, the range is continued with a further building opening to the N; a long hipped midstrey, and has two brick stacks with outsetting heads.

The square muck yard is enclosed by a rubble limestone wall, approximately 1.2m high with flush weathered coping, having rounded corners and a gate access on the E. Gate piers and walling spans across the wide W side of the yard, leading to the rear of the house.


The roofs are fully torched, and supported by steeply pitched trusses consisting of iron rod ties, flattening to a central shoe, with a rod tie to the apex, and seating for raking timber struts to the principal rafters. Single tier of purlins.

Reasons for Listing

Included at Grade II* as part of the outstandingly well detailed model farm for Kinmel, designed by a foremost Victorian architect.

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