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Beech Cottage

A Grade II Listed Building in Wrexham, Wrexham

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Coordinates

Latitude: 53.1002 / 53°6'0"N

Longitude: -2.9574 / 2°57'26"W

OS Eastings: 335993

OS Northings: 356322

OS Grid: SJ359563

Mapcode National: GBR 77.8N3Z

Mapcode Global: WH88S.JBYM

Plus Code: 9C5V422V+32

Entry Name: Beech Cottage

Listing Date: 2 July 1962

Last Amended: 3 June 1996

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 46

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 of the buildings are partially of this material. Beech cottage was designed as one of a pair with Holly Cottage on either side of the former entrance to a lane. Alterations late C19 and C20.

Exterior

Render, painted brick, slate roof, 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 windows with Gothic glazing, later porch. Upper floor has round window. Bays on each side have a round window first floor and a cast-iron multipaned window with Gothic glazing detail and ogee head to ground floor. Return elevations have single storey semicircular wings, that to right surmounted by a late C19 oriel window. Rear has low extensions.

Interior

Not accessible at time of 1995 survey.

Group value with Holly 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 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 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.
  • 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 Holly Cottage
    Situated on the E side of Marford Hill close to the centre of the village.
  • II Roft Lee
    Situated on the S corner of Marford Hill and Springfield Lane.
  • II Jessamine 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.

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