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The Bookroom

A Grade II Listed Building in Llanfair Talhaiarn, Conwy

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Latitude: 53.2195 / 53°13'10"N

Longitude: -3.6235 / 3°37'24"W

OS Eastings: 291698

OS Northings: 370396

OS Grid: SH916703

Mapcode National: GBR 6C.129R

Mapcode Global: WH65M.9BSN

Entry Name: The Bookroom

Listing Date: 30 January 1968

Last Amended: 22 July 1998

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 187

Building Class: Domestic

Location: Located SE of Garthewin half-way along its main drive and facing out accross the Elwy valley.

County: Conwy

Community: Llanfair Talhaiarn (Llanfair Talhaearn)

Community: Llanfair Talhaiarn

Locality: Garthewin

Traditional County: Denbighshire

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Small second-quarter or mid-C19 lodge, built by the Wynne family to serve Garthewin and formerly used for lunches for shooting parties.


Lodge-type building of stuccoed rubble construction, with shallow-pitched, hipped slate roof and slightly oversailing eaves; lead flashings and plain flanking chimneys, that to the R of brick. The building is of 2 storeys, rectangular in plan with a canted, semi-octagonal upper storey. Central entrance via modern porch, part-glazed and with slated roof. Flanking this are recessed 12-pane sash windows with projecting stone sills. The upper storey has similar windows to each of the 3 front-facing sides. Flat-roofed storeyed modern extension to rear, continued as a single-storey addition to the L side.


The interior was not inspected at the time of survey.

Reasons for Listing

Listed for its special interest as a C19 estate lodge in a prominent location.

Group value with other listed items at Garthewin.

Other nearby listed buildings

  • II* Garthewin
    Strikingly located within an elevated parkland setting overlooking the Elwy valley 2km W of Llanfair Talhaiarn; accessed via a long metalled drive running NW from the main road.
  • II Terrace Walls, Steps and Gazebo at Garthewin
    Immediately to the NE of Garthewin.
  • II Chapel at Garthewin
    Located 30m to the W of Garthewin, accessed via a flight of parapeted rubble steps.
  • II Garthewin Cottage
    Located 100m to the NW of Garthewin, facing a large rear estate yard; set back behind a small fenced front garden plot.
  • II* C-shaped Agricultural Complex at Garthewin
    Located to the rear (NW) of Garthewin and enclosing cobbled estate yard on 3 sides.
  • II Dovecote at Garthewin
    Located approximately 150m SW of Garthewin on a wooded rise.
  • II Dyffryn Elwy
    Set back from the main road approximately 0.5 km NW of the village centre on the N side of the river Elwy; behind a hedged front garden.
  • II Elwy Cottage
    Set back from the main road approximately 0.5 km NW of the village centre on the N side of the river Elwy, behind a hedged and walled garden.

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