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Llwyni Lodge, also known as the Golden Lodge and Gate Lodge

A Grade I Listed Building in Abergele, Conwy

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Coordinates

Latitude: 53.2728 / 53°16'22"N

Longitude: -3.5303 / 3°31'48"W

OS Eastings: 298048

OS Northings: 376187

OS Grid: SH980761

Mapcode National: GBR 3ZSL.HH

Mapcode Global: WH658.RZ3V

Entry Name: Llwyni Lodge, also known as the Golden Lodge and Gate Lodge

Listing Date: 4 October 1973

Last Amended: 5 August 1997

Grade: I

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 242

Building Class: Domestic

Location: The Lodge stands on the side of the A547 Rhuddlan Road at the inner S end of the avenue leading to Kinmel Hall, but now on the N margin of the main A55 Holyhead Road. The lodge stands on a slightly ra

County: Conwy

Town: Abergele

Community: Abergele

Community: Abergele

Locality: Kinmel, Coed-y-drive

Traditional County: Denbighshire

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History

Designed and built in 1868 by W E Nesfield for Hugh Robert Hughes of Kinmel, developing the design for a lodge he first employed at Kew Gardens in 1866. Llwyni Lodge was named after the former large house in this area and is placed midway along the northern driveway to Kinmel, which begins with Morfa Lodge and leads up to the proud new mansion.

Exterior

Ashlar sandstone, with a hipped slate roof with swept eaves. One storey and attic. Rectangular in plan with the main front to the drive. Central door, set slightly forward. Eared and shouldered architrave rising from dies. Above, a field spangled with H's and sunflowers, with other plants in relief at the sides. Brackets support a small balcony with low iron railing and terminal flowers in front of the tall attic window. Timber leaded cross windows with eared and shouldered architraves, and scrolled freize over carrying the date. The walls are capped with a frieze of bold chrysanthemum 'pies' characteristic of Nesfield's work, and a stone cornice. One tall dormer, with a timber cross window on each face of the building, crowned by a pulvinating frieze adorned with sunflowers and a segmental timber pediment. Tall panelled stone stack on the rear (W) slope of the roof, carrying the Hughes arms.

Interior

The interior consists of two small rooms (not seen).

Reasons for Listing

Listed Grade I on account of it being a seminal building in the development of the Queen Anne movement, and particularly in the use of chrysanthemum and sunflower motifs.

Other nearby listed buildings

  • II Llwyni Lodge Gate Piers
    Located on the S side of the A547 and adjacent to Llwyni Lodge, originally providing access to the former N avenue to Kinmel Park which begins at Morfa Lodge.
  • II Terfyn Wellhead
    At the corner where an unclassified road branches N from St Asaph Road, 1km W of Bodelwyddan Village.
  • II 4 Terfyn Cottages
    Group of eight semi-detached cottages at Terfyn, on St Asaph Road 1 km west of Bodelwyddan Village.
  • II 3 Terfyn Cottages
    Group of 8 semi-detached cottages at Terfyn, on St Asaph Road 1km W of Bodelwyddan Village.
  • II 2 Terfyn Cottages
    Group of eight semi-detached cottages at Terfyn, on St Asaph Road 1 km west of Bodelwyddan Village.
  • II 5 Terfyn Cottages
    Group of 8 semi-detached cottages at Terfyn, on St Asaph Road 1km W of Bodelwyddan Village.
  • II 1 Terfyn Cottages
    Group of 8 semi-detached cottages at Terfyn, on St Asaph Road 1km W of Bodelwyddan Village. Low stone wall to front garden.
  • II 6 Terfyn Cottages
    Group of eight semi-detached cottages at Terfyn, on St Asaph Road 1 km west of Bodelwyddan Village.

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