Listed Buildings -> Outbuilding range immediately East of Yew Tree Farm

(Information originally supplied by Wrexham County Borough Council Planning Office dated 18/10/96)

Outbuilding range immediately East of Yew Tree Farm   Grade II

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Location: Burton   Postcode: LL12 0HT   Street: Llay Road   Side of Street: S

On south side of B5102 Llay Road, as it begins to ascend Croeshowell Hill. Approx. 1.2km west of Rossett. Immediately to the east of Yew Tree Farm, close to the cottages and adjoining contemporary barn on that property.

History

Probably also built by John Douglas, architect of Chester, and contemporary with adjacent cottages built in 1881. Built for Alexander Balfour who lived in nearby Mount Alyn (demolished). Unoccupied and boarded up at time of re-survey (1995).

Exterior

Asymmetrical service range to south and at right angles to cottages. Vernacular revival style, red brick with red-tiled roofs. Tall brick chimneystack, stepped in plan. Two-storey central section has nearly pyramidal roof with pigeon cotes in gablets, surmounted by metal weather cock on wooden pinnacle. On ground floor to left, four-light window having small-paned metal frames within shaped brick mullions; to right, archway through building. On first floor, above toothed brickwork band, four-light window with round heads, and loading door beneath gabled hood. Assorted ventilation slots. At rear, central section has on ground floor, two two-light square-headed windows under Gothic arches between brick buttresses. On first floor, three two-light recessed windows. To west at front, roof sweeps down over single-storey coal house and storage space. On extreme west two pigsties.

Interior

Unable to access property at time of re-survey in November 1995.

Listed Description

Listed as a distinctively designed and well-preserved range of farm buildings with group value with the pair of cottages at Yew Tree Farm.

 

Comments

88 #1 88 commented on April 25 2006 23:35:21
This was used as the milk,butter and cheese parlour for Yew Tree Farm during the war years onwards until the buildings and adjacent nursery were sold to the council. As a young boy, I used to be given fresh chilled milk from the refridgeration unit in the parlour - I still drink cold, fresh milk sixty years on!

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