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Garden Walls and Gateway to S and W of Fferm Farmhouse

A Grade II Listed Building in Leeswood, Flintshire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 53.135 / 53°8'6"N

Longitude: -3.0799 / 3°4'47"W

OS Eastings: 327850

OS Northings: 360306

OS Grid: SJ278603

Mapcode National: GBR 72.6GCN

Mapcode Global: WH77D.NGLH

Entry Name: Garden Walls and Gateway to S and W of Fferm Farmhouse

Listing Date: 5 December 1997

Last Amended: 12 September 2001

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 19116

Building Class: Domestic

Location: Situated on the S and W sides of Fferm Farmhouse on the N side of the A541.

County: Flintshire

Community: Leeswood and Pontblyddyn

Community: Leeswood

Locality: Pontblyddyn

Traditional County: Flintshire

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History

Probably late C16/early C17 stone rubble walls forming 2 walled gardens to the S and W of Fferm Farmhouse. The erection of the walls and creation of the gardens is thought to be roughly contemporary with the building of the main house. Both gardens are shown on the 1721-42 and 1766 surveys of the property. The character and building stone, lamellar limestone are similar to those at Plas Teg. The NW corner of the orchard enclosure contains an arched gateway which is thought to have originally been sited in the N wall of the main forecourt to Fferm Farmhouse. The Orchard enclosure was slightly reduced in size in the 1950s when the present A541 was widened.

Exterior

Late C16 stone rubble walls forming 2 enclosed areas of garden and orchard. The compartment immediately behind the house is smaller, with a low stone wall on 2 sides. The other compartment, lies to the W and is rectangular in shape. The stone wall is approx. 2.5m in height and is topped by C19 upright coping stones. In NW corner is a late C17 arched gateway, with dressed sandstone voussoirs, modern gate.

Reasons for Listing

Listed as a good example of a nearly complete complex of late C16 walled gardens and for group value with Fferm Farmhouse.

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