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Latitude: 53.2458 / 53°14'44"N
Longitude: -3.2873 / 3°17'14"W
OS Eastings: 314197
OS Northings: 372863
OS Grid: SJ141728
Mapcode National: GBR 5ZHX.35
Mapcode Global: WH76Q.GPV1
Entry Name: Nurse Cottage
Listing Date: 31 January 2001
Last Amended: 31 January 2001
Source ID: 24678
Building Class: Domestic
Location: Approximately 1.8km NW of Ysceifiog and set back on the N side of aminor road between Afonwen and Babell.
Traditional County: Flintshire
Built as a pair of single-unit squatter cottages on Brynford Common and described as an 'encroachment' on the 1849 Tithe apportionment. The cottages became a single dwelling in the second half of the C20 when addition were made at the rear to replace early lean-tos.
A reflected pair of 2-storey single-window cottages of whitened rubble stone and replaced concrete tile roof, and end stone stacks. The doorways are set on the inner sides of the cottages. On the L side this has a replaced boarded door, on the R side now infilled and replaced by a top-hung casement window. Similar top-hung casements are on the outer sides in the lower storey, and have been inserted in original openings to replace horizontal sashes in the upper storey. The R-hand cottage has a single-storey projection to the R-hand side with a boarded door. The rear has lower flat-roofed projections to each cottage.
The single-unit interiors are retained, each cottage having a simple fireplace stair with wooden treads and balusters. Either side of the fireplace are cupboards with wooden doors.
Listed as a rare example of C19 squatter cottages retaining early character.
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