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Marine Villa

A Grade II Listed Building in Rhyl, Denbighshire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 53.3203 / 53°19'13"N

Longitude: -3.494 / 3°29'38"W

OS Eastings: 300575

OS Northings: 381417

OS Grid: SJ005814

Mapcode National: GBR 4Z11.BG

Mapcode Global: WH653.9SFY

Entry Name: Marine Villa

Listing Date: 14 February 1994

Last Amended: 14 February 1994

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 14273

Building Class: Commercial

Location: Towards the junction with Water Street.

County: Denbighshire

Community: Rhyl (Y Rhyl)

Community: Rhyl

Built-Up Area: Rhyl

Traditional County: Flintshire

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History

Built as a private house and now used as offices. The Crescent Road area was laid out for development upon the enclosure of Rhyl Marsh between 1831-1836, and a map of 1842 shows the plots marked out but still unbuilt. Marine Villa is clearly shown on a map of 1852. The roof and chimneys may date from a later C19 remodelling.

Exterior

Lined-out render, hipped slate roof with terracotta ridge cresting. Two-storeyed, raised over a high basement. Paired gables to street frontage, with side entrance in small porch, up steps. Canted bay windows to basement and high ground floor, with 12-pane sashes in each face, divided by fluted columns. Dentilled cornices to bays. Twelve-pane sash windows above, in architraves with entablature hoods. Round-arched windows in gable apexes. Ornate fretted barge-boards to gables, and moulded brackets to eaves. Hipped roofed porch in SW elevation up steps with shaped cast-iron balusters to handrail. Two axial stacks, yellow brick with blue and red-brick dressings, and terracotta crown pots.

Reasons for Listing

A very good example of the type of private villa which was a feature of the early phases of Rhyl’s development as a resort, which has retained much of its original detail and character.

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