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Stable block and pigeon house at Plas Coch

A Grade II Listed Building in Ysceifiog, Flintshire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 53.2421 / 53°14'31"N

Longitude: -3.2386 / 3°14'18"W

OS Eastings: 317440

OS Northings: 372390

OS Grid: SJ174723

Mapcode National: GBR 5ZTY.NH

Mapcode Global: WH76R.7R2X

Entry Name: Stable block and pigeon house at Plas Coch

Listing Date: 31 January 2001

Last Amended: 31 January 2001

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 24668

Building Class: Agriculture and Subsistence

Location: Plas Coch is 2.4km ENE of Ysceifiog church and reached by private drive on the E side of B5121. The stable is S of the house.

County: Flintshire

Town: Holywell

Community: Ysceifiog

Community: Ysceifiog

Locality: Pen Ucha'r Plwyf

Traditional County: Flintshire

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History

Originally a stable or cow house to Penuchar Plwyf farm, and shown on the 1849 Tithe plan. It had been extended by 1871. The building was remodelled in 1879 (date on building) as a stable with pigeon house. At this time the farm was renamed Plas Coch.

Exterior

A large stable block of rubble stone with bigger quoins, bullnose brick dressings and a slate roof hipped to the R. A central open wooden cupola retains a single bell and weathervane. The doors have been replaced in original openings. Facing the house is a doorway with overlight on the L side, and then 4 doorways and a window. Set back further R is the addition to the original building added in the third quarter of the C19. It has a single doorway and window. From the L end, the loft has a small-pane window, then 2 shuttered openings, between which is an oculus with flanking dated tablets and the initials 'RL'. Set back further R are 2 smaller oculi.

Against the R gable end is the brick base of a former water tank. In the rear wall a vertical joint marks the 2 main phases of the building. To the R of the joint the rear has doorways at the ends flanking 2 rear windows incorporating original cast iron sliding vents, above which are 2 loft doors, the L-hand of which has a renewed brick threshold.

Interior

The interior walls incorporate ledges for nesting pigeons.

Reasons for Listing

Listed as a well-preserved late C19 stable and pigeon house, and for group value with the adjacent cart house and smithy.

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