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Trinity House

A Grade II Listed Building in Menai Bridge, Isle of Anglesey

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Coordinates

Latitude: 53.2261 / 53°13'33"N

Longitude: -4.163 / 4°9'46"W

OS Eastings: 255702

OS Northings: 372079

OS Grid: SH557720

Mapcode National: GBR 5N.0P7L

Mapcode Global: WH547.05XM

Entry Name: Trinity House

Listing Date: 15 October 1979

Last Amended: 18 July 1997

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 5730

Building Class: Domestic

Location: In a prominent location on the corner of the High Street and Uxbridge Square, forming part of a terrace in the main centre of the town.

County: Isle of Anglesey

Town: Menai Bridge

Community: Menai Bridge (Porthaethwy)

Community: Menai Bridge

Built-Up Area: Menai Bridge

Traditional County: Anglesey

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History

Late C19 house and commercial premises. Formerly a butchers, now an off-license. The shop was built at the height of the town's growth, following the building of the Menai Suspension Bridge in 1826.

Exterior

Purpose-built as a shop with accommodation over. Two storey and attic, comprising 2 principle bays, with a narrower bay to the right housing the entrance to the upper accommodation. Frontage of red brick with yellow brick dressings, now painted. Mansard slate roof with modillioned eaves cornice, yellow and red brick stacks. Shop to left has contemporary frontage with horned 4 pane sash windows flanking central half-glazed door. A framework of half columns with common iron grille and blind box over and 2 canted oriel windows with 4-pane sashes above. Panelled door to accommodation to right, with 4-pane sash window over. Two pedimented dormers in roof.

Interior

The ground floor shop is said to contain a tiled frieze with painted motif of grazing cattle. This is no longer visible, being hidden by shop fittings, but most of the frieze is said to be intact, with some tiles being stored on the premises.

Reasons for Listing

Listed as a relatively unaltered example of a commercial premises purpose-built in the late C19 in a prominent location in the town.

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