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Holly Cottage

A Grade II Listed Building in Wrexham, Wrexham

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Coordinates

Latitude: 53.1 / 53°6'0"N

Longitude: -2.9576 / 2°57'27"W

OS Eastings: 335978

OS Northings: 356296

OS Grid: SJ359562

Mapcode National: GBR 77.8N2Z

Mapcode Global: WH88S.JBTT

Plus Code: 9C5V422R+2X

Entry Name: Holly Cottage

Listing Date: 2 July 1962

Last Amended: 3 June 1996

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 9

Building Class: Domestic

Location: Situated on the E side of Marford Hill close to the centre of the village.

County: Wrexham

Community: Gresford (Gresffordd)

Community: Gresford

Locality: Marford

Built-Up Area: Gresford

Traditional County: Denbighshire

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History

One of a group of cottages and houses in Cottage Orne style for the Trevalyn Estate while it was under the stewardship of John Boydell. The buildings along Marford Hill were completed by 1820, building phases of 1814 and 1816 are suggested by Trevalyn accounts. In 1814 Julius Flowers constructed a pise cottage and it is possible that some buildings are partially of this material. Built as one of a pair with Beech Cottage on either side of the former entrance to a lane; in process of alteration at time of 1995 survey

Exterior

Render, brick, slate roof, partially removed, brick chimneys, 2 storeys. Symmetrical bowed front with slightly projecting central bay with segmental gable; door in ogee recess is arched and is flanked by arched window openings, windows removed. Upper floor has round window. Bays on each side have a round window first floor and a window opening with ogee head ground floor, window removed. Return elevations have single storey semicircular wings. Rear has large semicircular extension and tall rendered external chimney.

Interior

Hall with arched openings leading off. Fixtures and interior features absent.

Group value with Summerhouse at Holly Cottage, Beech Cottage and Roft Lee.

Reasons for Listing

Listed as an early C19 former Trevalyn Estate cottage in distinctive picturesque style.

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Other nearby listed buildings

  • II Summerhouse at Holly Cottage
    Situated in the garden to the S side of Holly Cottage on the E side of Marford Hill.
  • II Roft Lee
    Situated on the S corner of Marford Hill and Springfield Lane.
  • II Beech Cottage
    Situated on the E side of Marford Hill close to the centre of the village.
  • II Yew Tree Cottage
    Situated on the W side of Marford Hill close to the Trevor Arms Hotel.
  • II Stone Cottage
    Group of cottages situated on the W side of Marford Hill close to its junction with Springfield Lane, sometimes known as `The Sofa' because of its shape.
  • II Myrtle Cottage
    Group of cottages situated on the W side of Marford Hill close to its junction with Springfield Lane, sometimes known as `The Sofa' because of its shape.
  • II Romney Cottage
    Group of cottages situated on the W side of Marford Hill close to its junction with Springfield Lane, sometimes known as `The Sofa' because of its shape.
  • II Primrose Cottage
    Group of cottages situated on the W side of Marford Hill close to its junction with Springfield Lane, sometimes known as `The Sofa' because of its shape.

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