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Two adjoining Ranges of Farm Buildings, with a Horse Gin at Halton Farm

A Grade II Listed Building in Chirk, Wrexham

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Coordinates

Latitude: 52.9499 / 52°56'59"N

Longitude: -3.0341 / 3°2'2"W

OS Eastings: 330614

OS Northings: 339673

OS Grid: SJ306396

Mapcode National: GBR 74.L1HB

Mapcode Global: WH89J.C3DV

Entry Name: Two adjoining Ranges of Farm Buildings, with a Horse Gin at Halton Farm

Listing Date: 29 July 1998

Last Amended: 29 July 1998

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 20234

Building Class: Agriculture and Subsistence

Location: The farm buildings lie between the farmhouse and the lane from the hamlet of Halton to Pont-y-Blew.

County: Wrexham

Town: Wrexham

Community: Chirk (Y Waun)

Community: Chirk

Locality: Halton

Traditional County: Denbighshire

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History

The farm buildings were built in 1823 as multi-purpose barns and cow-houses for the newly built Halton Farm. They are now largely cowhouses with feed storage on the upper floors, and a milking parlour.

Exterior

The two ranges are set out in a right angle, the N limb lying parallel to the road, the other extending S towards the house. Built of good quality stone rubble with quoins and ashlar dressings, and now with corrugated sheet roofing probably replacing slate. The northern E-W arm has a tall cartway facing the yard with a segmental stone arch, the keystone dated 1823. It is now blocked. Two high-level pitching doors, and a central dovecote, and a door at the E end. The roadside elevation and gable end has three tiers of regularly placed slit ventilators. At the E end, an octagonal horse gin house, with stone walls and large regular ventilation openings in the enclosing walling, all now blocked and replaced by a wide axial opening for farm machinery. The N-S range is similar, with stable doors and part-glazed vented windows on the ground floor and pitching doors above, and a similar blocked cart opening to the yard. Coped gable ends with kneelers.

Reasons for Listing

Incuded as a fine group of farm buildings, typical of agricultural improvements taking place in the early C19, and part of a substantial farmstead group at Halton Farm.

Other nearby listed buildings

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    The mounting block with kennel are built into the rear garden wall, against the farmyard, at Halton
  • II Halton Farmhouse
    The farmhouse is in the hamlet of Halton, lying on the S side of the old lane to Pont-y-Blew.
  • II Halton Former Mission Church
    The mission church is located in its own churchyard in the SW quadrant of the cross roads at the cen
  • II Ley Farmhouse
    Green Lane leads off a minor road from Halton to Chirk Green, connecting with Colliery Road in Chirk
  • II The Forge
    The house stands above the river crossing at Pont-y-blew, and above the remains of the forge.
  • II Remains of Forge at Pont-y-blew
    The remains of the forge lie in the front garden of the house called The Forge, approximately 170m f
  • II The Lodge
    The building stands in its own grounds back from the minor road from the B5070 to the village of Hal
  • II Pont-y-blew
    The bridge carries the road from Chirk to Glynmorlas across the Afon Ceiriog.

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