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Abbey House

A Grade II Listed Building in Holywell, Flintshire

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Latitude: 53.2888 / 53°17'19"N

Longitude: -3.2093 / 3°12'33"W

OS Eastings: 319484

OS Northings: 377554

OS Grid: SJ194775

Mapcode National: GBR 6Z1D.0R

Mapcode Global: WH76K.NLZL

Entry Name: Abbey House

Listing Date: 19 August 1991

Last Amended: 19 August 1991

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 509

Building Class: Domestic

Location: Reached off Greenfield Road down lane to SE of the Alpha United

County: Flintshire

Town: Greenfield

Community: Holywell (Treffynnon)

Community: Holywell

Built-Up Area: Holywell

Traditional County: Flintshire

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Reformed Church. Land drops away steeply to left down to the Holywell Stream.

Earlier C19 (shown on 1833 map). 2-storey, 3-window pebbledash front with cemented quoins, plinth and windows surrounds. Hipped asbestos slate roof with pebbledash chimney stack. 12-pane sashes with lugged architraves. Broad surround to entrance - porch removed; round arched entrance with fluted pilasters; 6-octagonal panels to door (as at Plas-yn-Morfa) with traceried fanlight. 2 1-window left hand side with 12-pane sashes and inserted modern window. Added bay to left; chimney breast on right hand gable end.


Internally there are 6-panel doors, those on the ground floor have octagonal panels; these rooms were formerly offices and laboratories for the adjacent Abbey Paper Mills.

Reasons for Listing

Included as the only surviving, intact, late-Georgian building directly related to the management of the historically important former Greenfield Valley mills.

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