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Holt Hill

A Grade II Listed Building in Holt, Wrexham

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Latitude: 53.0829 / 53°4'58"N

Longitude: -2.8821 / 2°52'55"W

OS Eastings: 341008

OS Northings: 354328

OS Grid: SJ410543

Mapcode National: GBR 7B.9VSN

Mapcode Global: WH88T.PRRY

Plus Code: 9C5V34M9+54

Entry Name: Holt Hill

Listing Date: 9 June 1952

Last Amended: 17 July 1996

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 1540

Building Class: Domestic

Location: Situated on a prominent hill, off Green Street, overlooking the River Dee.

County: Wrexham

Community: Holt

Community: Holt

Built-Up Area: Holt

Traditional County: Denbighshire

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C17 house, refronted and enlarged in the C18. The steep pitch of the roof and depth of the gable ridge coping suggest that this section may have originally been thatched. The house was for many years the residence of the Crew family who owned a large acreage of land lying to the west. Norden mentions a house on this site in his survey of 1620.


Front elevation: Early-mid C18, red brick 2 storeys with high parapet, partially obscured by ivy. Sandstone string courses to first floor and below parapet. 4x 12-pane sash windows to ground floor, 4 similar windows to first floor. Left hand return gable shows C18 refronting is one room deep throughout the main facade. 1x12-pane sash window to first floor, C20 door to ground floor. To rear doubled gabled range marks part of the C17 house. Brick with C20 metal windows, renewed slate roof.


Interior was not accessible at time of re-survey (March 1996).

Reasons for Listing

Listed for the special interest of the C18 remodelling of an earlier house.

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