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Roft Lee

A Grade II Listed Building in Gresford, Wrexham

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Coordinates

Latitude: 53.1002 / 53°6'0"N

Longitude: -2.9579 / 2°57'28"W

OS Eastings: 335959

OS Northings: 356316

OS Grid: SJ359563

Mapcode National: GBR 77.8N0Q

Mapcode Global: WH88S.JBPN

Entry Name: Roft Lee

Listing Date: 2 July 1962

Last Amended: 3 June 1996

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 42

Building Class: Domestic

Location: Situated on the S corner of Marford Hill and Springfield Lane.

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 cottage of pise and it is possible that some buildings are partially of this material. Originally 4 separate dwellings. Altered late C19 and C20.

Exterior

Render, rendered chimneys, slate roof, 2 storeys. Elevation to Springfield Lane: to right later extensions, otherwise the elevation is near symmetrical with a central bowed bay which has 3 linked arched windows ground floor and a Diocletian style window flanked by round windows in the upper floor. On each side a range with paired arched windows and similar blind Diocletian style windows, end bays have arched entrances with heavy labels over, above each is a similar Diocletian window in a gabled dormer which breaks through the eaves. Dentil eaves cornice throughout. The rear elevation is almost identical apart from a late C19/early C20 extension to left in matching style. Elevation to Marford Hill is gabled with ogee shaped sides and a large arched opening at first floor.

Interior

remodelled to form one house, probably early C20. A number of rooms have exposed and applied ceiling timbers.

Group value with Beech Cottage and Holly Cottage.

Reasons for Listing

Listed as a block of early C19 former Trevalyn Estate cottages in distinctive picturesque style.

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Other nearby listed buildings

  • II Holly Cottage
    Situated on the E side of Marford Hill close to the centre of the village.
  • 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 Yew Tree Cottage
    Situated on the W side of Marford Hill close to the Trevor Arms Hotel.
  • II Beech Cottage
    Situated on the E side of Marford Hill close to the centre of the village.
  • 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 Summerhouse at Holly Cottage
    Situated in the garden to the S side of Holly Cottage on the E side of Marford Hill.
  • 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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