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Former School House to Old Grammer School

A Grade II Listed Building in Ruabon, Wrexham

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Latitude: 52.9871 / 52°59'13"N

Longitude: -3.0405 / 3°2'25"W

OS Eastings: 330244

OS Northings: 343817

OS Grid: SJ302438

Mapcode National: GBR 73.HZXS

Mapcode Global: WH89B.85CT

Entry Name: Former School House to Old Grammer School

Listing Date: 14 May 1988

Last Amended: 22 February 1995

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 1724

Building Class: Education

Location: At NW angle of St Mary's churchyard and stepped downhill from W gable of the Old Grammar School.

County: Wrexham

Community: Ruabon (Rhiwabon)

Community: Ruabon

Built-Up Area: Ruabon

Traditional County: Denbighshire

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The Charity Commissioners noted in 1837 that the schoolmaster had built a kitchen and brewhouse, with two rooms over, in 1825. The building was being converted for residential use at the time of survey (October 1994).


Sandstone rubble with squared quoins, hipped slate roof: 2-storey 2 windows. Upper floor has one multipaned cast-iron window with intersecting Gothick heads, and a multipaned cast-iron casement below. Other windows removed or blocked. Door to right hand side of later date.


Few interior features appear to survive and the division between rooms at upper floor level no longer exists.

Reasons for Listing

Listed as an early C19 building with historical associations with the Old Grammar School.

Group value with the Old Grammar School.

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