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Hafod Farmhouse

A Grade II Listed Building in Halkyn, Flintshire

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Latitude: 53.2402 / 53°14'24"N

Longitude: -3.1859 / 3°11'9"W

OS Eastings: 320950

OS Northings: 372120

OS Grid: SJ209721

Mapcode National: GBR 6Z6Z.16

Mapcode Global: WH76S.1T5C

Entry Name: Hafod Farmhouse

Listing Date: 31 January 2002

Last Amended: 31 January 2002

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 26192

Building Class: Domestic

Location: On the N side of the A55 and reached by farm road on N side of slip road to junction E of Pentre Halkyn.

County: Flintshire

Town: Holywell

Community: Halkyn (Helygain)

Community: Halkyn

Locality: Lygan-y-wern

Built-Up Area: Pentre Halkyn

Traditional County: Flintshire

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Hafod Farm was sold by the Hope family to the Grosvenor Estate in 1804. In 1860 the old house was replaced by a new farmstead intended to be the model farm of the Grosvenor Estate. The Grosvenor family owned an extensive estate and mineral rights in the Halkyn area. Halkyn Castle was built for the second Earl Grosvenor in 1824-7 and was used as an occasional residence. The Earl was later made Duke of Westminster.


Farmhouse in Georgian style. Brick with rusticated stone quoins and dressings, slate roof with brick stacks. Central porch flanked by tripartite sash windows, with a smaller sash window over the entrance. A set-back single storey addition (with conservatory) links the house to a 2-storey cheese house and dairy.

Reasons for Listing

Listed for architectural interest as an estate farmhouse retaining strong original character.

Other nearby listed buildings

  • II The Old Rectory
    Approximately 0.6km NW of the parish church, reached by private drive on the N side of the B5123.
  • II Gatepiers at Lygan-y-wern
    On the E side and at the main entrance to the house.
  • II Lygan-y-wern
    In its own grounds immediately E of the A55 and W of a minor road between Pentre Halkyn and Bagillt.
  • II Milepost
    On the N side of the A55 and on the E side of a junction of a minor road to Plas Isaf Farm.
  • II Dovecote at Lygan-y-wern
    On the N side of the house.
  • II 1 Halkyn Old Hall
    In its own grounds approximately 400m NW of the parish church and reached by drive on the S side of the B5123.
  • II 2 Halkyn Old Hall
    In its own grounds approximately 400m NW of the parish church and reached by drive on the S side of the B5123.
  • II The Old Hall
    In its own grounds approximately 300m WNW of the parish church and reached by drive on the S side of the B5123.

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