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The Bull Hotel, including stable courtyard to rear.

A Grade II Listed Building in Llangefni, Isle of Anglesey

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Coordinates

Latitude: 53.2556 / 53°15'20"N

Longitude: -4.3112 / 4°18'40"W

OS Eastings: 245917

OS Northings: 375672

OS Grid: SH459756

Mapcode National: GBR HNQ3.3XS

Mapcode Global: WH42T.RF7J

Entry Name: The Bull Hotel, including stable courtyard to rear.

Listing Date: 10 November 1986

Last Amended: 16 October 1998

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 5755

Building Class: Domestic

Location: Located at the SW corner of Bulkeley Square with side elevation to Glanhwfa Road.

County: Isle of Anglesey

Town: Llangefni

Community: Llangefni

Community: Llangefni

Built-Up Area: Llangefni

Traditional County: Anglesey

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History

Built c1850, on the site of an Inn known as the Pen-y-Bont dating from the C17 which became the Bull's Head in 1817.

Exterior

Large Victorian Inn, built in C17 vernacular style. Faced with Limestone rubble, freestone dressings with rough facings. Slate roof with raking gable parapets on kneelers, and gable apex ball finials. Built to an L-shaped plan, the main part of the Hotel a double-depth, 3-storey building, with a full-height gabled wing to the right (W) rear. The gabled wing is abutted by the lofted tackrooms and servants quarters which form one side of the U-shaped range of outbuildings to the rear of the Hotel; the opposite side is formed by a lofted stable range, linked to the tackrooms by a single-storey range of coach-houses.

The principal, entrance elevation faces N; 4-bays with lateral chimney breast projecting to left, partly corbelled over ground floor and with weathered stone tablet at first floor, volute supports above eaves band and triple stacks with moulded caps. Three gabled dormers with largest to right over pedimented 2-storey rectangular bay window. The entrance is in the second bay from the left; recessed under a moulded label, a small paned iron semi-circular fanlight over boarded double doors. Windows are small-paned casements in freestone mullioned and transomed surrounds, first floor windows with flat moulded labels. There is a continuous moulded label over the ground floor, raised in a small rounded arch over the entrance. A scrolled ironwork lamp bracket and Inn sign to first floor, left.

The return elevations are similarly detailed. To the right (W) side (along Glanhwfa Road), a 4-bay elevation with lateral chimney at the far right (S) and full-height staircase window with circular infill panels in the second bay from the left. To the left (E) side a twin-gabled return elevation; with central Jacobethan openwork timber porch with finial and rectangular bay window to ground floor left. The rear elevation is rendered on the first floor, the ground floor with splayed bay to the right; timber dormers to attics.

To the rear of the Hotel is a U-plan outbuilding range forming a courtyard; entrance with simple gates, decorated by simple scrollwork design to centre, top. The outbuildings are of similar materials, with gabled slate roofs, raking gable parapets on kneelers, and small gable apex finials. The outbuildings have been altered and modernised. The former servants lodging and tackrooms along Glanhwfa Road have gabled dormers to front and rear, deep stone lintels and timber casements. They are linked to an altered stable range opposite (on the E side of the yard) by a lower range of coach-houses.

Reasons for Listing

Listed as a good, substantially complete example of a Victorian coaching Inn and courtyard range. The Inn is an ambitiously scaled and particularly well-detailed example of neo-vernacular design, prominently sited in the centre of the town, it also forms a group with the adjacent town hall and clock.

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Other nearby listed buildings

  • II Town Clock
    Set directly in front of the Town Hall, at the S side of Bulkeley Square in the centre of Llangefni.
  • II The Market Hotel
    Located on the N side of Bulkeley Square, directly opposite the Bull Hotel.
  • II Town Hall
    Located at the S side of Bulkeley Square, and set back from the main street in the centre of Llangefni; c.400m SSE of the church of St. Cyngar.
  • II Doldir
    About half way down the road, to N (L) of Capel Moriah.
  • II* Moriah Calvinistic Methodist Chapel including forecourt wall and gates
    Set back, behind a railed forecourt, from the E side of the A5114 Glanhwfa Road. The chapel is located directly N of the Shire Hall and is c.400m SSE of the church of St. Cyngar.
  • II War memorial in front of the Shire Hall
    Set back from the E side of Glanhwfa Road, within a semi-circular enclosure to the R side of the entrance gates directly in front of the Shire Hall.
  • II County Court
    Set back slightly from the W side of Glanhwfa Road, directly opposite the War Memorial to the front of the Shire Hall.
  • II Shire Hall
    Set back, behind a railed forecourt encompassing the war memorial, from the E side of the A5114 Glanhwfa Road; c.450m SSE of the church of St. Cyngar.

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