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The Lodge

A Grade II Listed Building in Acton, Wrexham

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Coordinates

Latitude: 53.0581 / 53°3'29"N

Longitude: -2.9741 / 2°58'26"W

OS Eastings: 334811

OS Northings: 351654

OS Grid: SJ348516

Mapcode National: GBR 76.CB34

Mapcode Global: WH88Z.9D0D

Entry Name: The Lodge

Listing Date: 31 January 1994

Last Amended: 31 January 1994

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 1752

Building Class: Domestic

Location: At the SE entrance to Acton Park, close to the junctions with Dean and Borras Roads.

County: Wrexham

Community: Acton

Community: Acton

Built-Up Area: Wrexham

Traditional County: Denbighshire

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History

Built as a lodge to Acton Park, and dated 1876.

Exterior

Built in a Neo-vernacular style, strongly influenced by John Douglas of Chester, but the architect is not known. Roughly coursed and squared rubble to lower storey, half timbered above, with red plain tiled hipped roof. Entrance in centre of elevation away from street, with flanking casement windows. Gabled return has jettied upper storey, and 4-light casement window with small panes one each floor, the upper window beneath gabled dormer. Similar windows to right of street elevation. Clustered brick axial and end wall stacks with corbelled caps. Single storeyed service wing with hipped roof built out from far gable.

Reasons for Listing

Listed as a good example of neo-vernacular estate architecture.

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