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Hendre House

A Grade II Listed Building in Bro Garmon, Conwy

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Coordinates

Latitude: 53.1137 / 53°6'49"N

Longitude: -3.7739 / 3°46'25"W

OS Eastings: 281367

OS Northings: 358859

OS Grid: SH813588

Mapcode National: GBR 65.7V1R

Mapcode Global: WH65Y.0Z6V

Entry Name: Hendre House

Listing Date: 23 June 1967

Last Amended: 11 August 1997

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 113

Building Class: Domestic

Location: Strikingly located on a wooded slope on the E side of the Conwy valley; accessed via a long wooded drive leading S from an unclassified upper lane running parallel with the A470 and running SE towards

County: Conwy

Community: Bro Garmon

Community: Bro Garmon

Locality: A470

Traditional County: Denbighshire

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History

Late Georgian villa-scale house c1815, with additions of the later C19. A Thomas Blackwell of Hendre, Llanrwst is noted as a local landowner on the 1839 Tithe Map.

Exterior

Elegant 2-storey house, originally of square plan, with a storeyed L-shaped service wing adjoining to the rear; later additions. Rubble construction, formerly stuccoed, with moulded sandstone cornice and hipped slate roofs; 2 central chimneys with moulded capping and 2 further, plain service chimneys to rear. Symmetrical 3-bay entrance front with fine Tuscan open porch to central entrance; dentilated cornice, three stone steps. Recessed 6-panel door, the upper 4 panels raised and fielded, with rectangular overlight, currently boarded (January 1997). Flanking 12-pane (?) recessed sash windows, also boarded; within arched recesses with slightly-projecting archrings above roughly-dressed voussoirs. Original 9-pane recessed sash windows to first floor. 2-bay NW side with full-height segmental bow to R and recessed window to L, as before. The bow has two windows to each floor, as before. 2-window SE side with late C19 single-storey, flat-roofed rectangular bay addition to the L; cornice as before and twin boarded sashes. A contemporary additional one-window bay adjoins flush with the main block to the R; similar windows and iron railings around steps to basement access. Rear adjoining service wing with 9-and 12-(?) pane windows as before, and a plain boarded door with overlight. Large tripartite window to SE where the eastern arm of the block advances to form a small court, open to this side; further entrance in the W angle.

Interior

The interior was not inspected at the time of survey (January 1997), but is reported to have a large, built-in pipe organ.

Reasons for Listing

Listed for its special interest as an elegant late Georgian villa retaining good external character in its original landscaped setting.

Group value with other listed items at Hendre House.

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Other nearby listed buildings

  • II Coach House at Hendre House
    Located immediately W of and behind Hendre House.
  • II Stable Block at Hendre House
    Located immediately S of the Coach House, behind Hendre House.
  • II Agricultural Range at Hendre House.
    Located immediately S of the stable block behind Hendre House.
  • II* Plas Tirion
    Prominently and imposingly sited, raised up slightly above the main Llanrwst-Betws-y-Coed road, and set back from it; accessed via a farm track running E from the road and sited across a hillslope.
  • II Former Stable Block S of Hendre Wen
    Located diagonally opposite Hendre Wen farmhouse, with a C19 byre range adjoining to the S.
  • II* Hendre Wen
    Set back from the main Llanrwst to Betws-y-Coed road at the western border of the community and accessed via its own farm track running W from the road; facing a farmyard to the S, behind low rubble f
  • II Agricultural Range at Cilcennus
    Located immediately to the SE of Cilcennus farmhouse and raised up very slightly above it.
  • II* Cilcennus
    Set back from the main road in a prominent raised position on a hill slope; accessed from a lane running SE from the A470 to Capel Garmon.

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