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A Grade II Listed Building in St. Asaph (Llanelwy), Denbighshire

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Latitude: 53.2572 / 53°15'25"N

Longitude: -3.4408 / 3°26'26"W

OS Eastings: 303978

OS Northings: 374324

OS Grid: SJ039743

Mapcode National: GBR 4ZDS.W3

Mapcode Global: WH76N.3DS9

Plus Code: 9C5R7H45+VM

Entry Name: Rosslyn

Listing Date: 24 November 1987

Last Amended: 24 November 1987

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 1484

Building Class: Domestic

ID on this website: 300001484

Location: Set back from the road behind forecourt, opposite the E end of the Cathedral.

County: Denbighshire

Community: St. Asaph (Llanelwy)

Community: St. Asaph

Built-Up Area: St Asaph

Traditional County: Flintshire

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Said to be dated 1857; by H John Fairclough of St Asaph (Records Office Plans dated 1862).


Said to be dated 1857; by H John Fairclough of St Asaph (Records Office Plans dated 1862). Tudor asymmetrical single storey 4-bay school with 2 storey, 2 window house incorporated at left end with advanced gable bay, balanced by broader gable end to school hall to right end. Snecked hammer dressed rubble with freestone dressings including quoins, gable parapets and to window and door openings; plinth. Slate roofs with stone chimney stacks and cappings; cross roofs to gable ended bays. Blocked attic to left gable and punched trefoil over 3-light e e hall window to right gable with apex finials. 4-light square headed window to centre flanked by pointed arch entrance with half glazed doors. bipartite windows in gabled bay of house and similar tripartite windows set back to left.

Random coursed rubble gable end to left with sash window over entrance; parallel range set back extends to left with similar detail and modern window. Mixed rear elevation with steeper slate roof and small pane sash windows to house. Right side gable end has similar hall window to that on the front.

Gothic traceried iron railings and gate retained to front on low rubble wall.


Interior retains arched braced trusses to 4-bay hall ceiled in at collar level; diagonally set trusses spanning the two central bays with small pane glazed partition to middle; carved bracket corbel.

Reasons for Listing

A rare unspoilt example of mid-Victorian parochial school.

Group value with the Cathedral.

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Other nearby listed buildings

  • II St. Asaph V.P. School
    Set back from the road behind forecourt, opposite the E end of the Cathedral.
  • I Cathedral Church of St. Asaph
    At the top of the hill, dominating the views of the city from the W.
  • II Translator's Memorial
    Above the street in the churchyard to the north of the Cathedral.
  • II Sundial at Kentigern Hall
    Set in front garden (S side) of former Canonry.
  • II The Court House
    Detached on the edge of the city before the road descends to the E.
  • II St. Asaph Diocesan Office
    Near the top of the High Street at the NW corner of the Cathedral churchyard.
  • II Former Barber Shop
    Set into the slope near the top of the High Street, to the right of the Diocesan Office; shown on 1854/5 map as a Savings Bank.
  • II The Old Rectory
    Detached and set into the slope at the top of the street, small forecourt with Georgian railings and gates. Formerly called Bodlondeb and later a Post Office

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