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Latitude: 53.2984 / 53°17'54"N
Longitude: -3.3536 / 3°21'13"W
OS Eastings: 309880
OS Northings: 378796
OS Grid: SJ098787
Mapcode National: GBR 5Z09.RB
Mapcode Global: WH76H.GC76
Entry Name: Orchard walls at Graig Arthur Farm
Listing Date: 18 July 2001
Last Amended: 18 July 2001
Source ID: 25595
Building Class: Domestic
Location: On the W side of the farmhouse.
Community: Trelawnyd and Gwaenysgor (Trelawnyd a Gwaenysgor)
Community: Trelawnyd and Gwaenysgor
Traditional County: Flintshire
Possibly contemporary with the house, which is dated 1776. The Tithe apportionment describes it as a garden in 1844. An alcove was inserted into the W wall in the late C19.
Walls of rubble stone, up to 4m high, enclosing the N, W and part of the S side of a former orchard. The N wall abuts at its E end a former outbuilding now converted to a dwelling. The N wall faces a track and has a boarded door under a brick segmental head offset towards the E end. The outer W and S walls have raking buttresses and low buttresses with offsets, while the W wall is partly repaired with concrete render. A ledge in the outer face of the W wall suggests that in its present form the orchard is the result of 2 phases of building. The inner faces of the W and N walls are brick. At the N end of the W wall is an inserted round-back, plaster-vaulted alcove, above which an ex situ sculpted stone head, of uncertain date but possibly medieval, has been inserted.
Listed as well-preserved orchard walls, a feature once common in the district, and for its contribution to the historic character of Graig Arthur Farm.
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