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Yew Tree Cottage

A Grade II Listed Building in Gresford, Wrexham

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Coordinates

Latitude: 53.1 / 53°5'59"N

Longitude: -2.9582 / 2°57'29"W

OS Eastings: 335940

OS Northings: 356292

OS Grid: SJ359562

Mapcode National: GBR 77.8MY9

Mapcode Global: WH88S.JBKV

Entry Name: Yew Tree Cottage

Listing Date: 2 July 1962

Last Amended: 3 June 1996

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 43

Building Class: Domestic

Location: Situated on the W side of Marford Hill close to the Trevor Arms Hotel.

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 built 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. Early C19 maps suggest the original plan form of this cottage resembled a quatrefoil, extensions and additions C20 by R Cresswell Lee and TACP.

Exterior

Render, slate roof with brick chimney, 1-and 2-storey. Bowed 2-storey front flanked by semicircular single storey wings. Central bay has ground floor central window with ogee head flanked by narrower arched windows, above there is a central bullseye window flanked by mock arrow slits, the roof bulges out to accommodate the bow; gabled return elevations with blind bullseyes. wing to left has mock arrow slit and 3 linked arched windows, That to right has entrance with arched head and porch. Dentil cornices throughout which return for a short distance at eaves level in the gable ends and at first floor level in front elevation. Extensions to rear in matching style.

Interior

Not accessible at time of 1995 survey, said to have been remodelled c 1960.

Group value with Stable Block at Trevor Arms Hotel

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 Roft Lee
    Situated on the S corner of Marford Hill and Springfield Lane.
  • II Stable Block at Trevor Arms Hotel
    Situated to the N of the Trevor Arms Hotel set back from the W side of Marford Hill
  • II Summerhouse at Holly Cottage
    Situated in the garden to the S side of Holly Cottage on the E side of Marford Hill.
  • II Holly Cottage
    Situated on the E side of Marford Hill close to the centre of the village.
  • II The Trevor Arms Hotel
    Situated on the W side of Marford Hill at the bend in the hill.
  • 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 Beech Cottage
    Situated on the E side of Marford Hill close to the centre of the village.

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