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No 14a, Water Street (W Side),,,,,clwyd,

A Grade II Listed Building in Rhyl, Denbighshire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 53.3198 / 53°19'11"N

Longitude: -3.4926 / 3°29'33"W

OS Eastings: 300670

OS Northings: 381362

OS Grid: SJ006813

Mapcode National: GBR 4Z11.NN

Mapcode Global: WH653.BT39

Entry Name: No 14a, Water Street (W Side),,,,,clwyd,

Listing Date: 14 February 1994

Last Amended: 14 February 1994

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 14318

Building Class: Commercial

Location: On the S corner with Bideford Street.

County: Denbighshire

Community: Rhyl (Y Rhyl)

Community: Rhyl

Built-Up Area: Rhyl

Traditional County: Flintshire

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History

Probably one of the earliest building to survive in this part of the town centre, and dating the first phase of Rhyl's development as a town, between c1836 and c1850. Originally built as a house, but converted to shops during the later C19 (c1870).

Exterior

Rendered, with slate roof, coped gables and end wall and axial stacks, 3 window range to Water Street, with 3 window lower wing to Bedford Street. Shop front advanced from ground floor, with the fascia carried onfluted cast iron columns either side of central paired doorways, supported canted oriel sash windows above the entrance. Shop windows form rectangular bays to either side of doorways, and the left hand window retain early C20 leaded upper lights. Smaller windows to right hand unit, which has corner entrance. 12-pane sash windows to either side of central oriel window above, in shaped plaster architraves. Corner entrance to right hand shop. Fascia articulated bu heavy fluted console brackets, continues across gable and rear wing on Bedford Street elevation, over a further shop front in similar style. 12-pane sash windows above, and blind central window.

Reasons for Listing

A rare example of an early C19 building from the earliest phase of Rhyl's urban development, which hasspecial charater from its later C19 use as a shop.

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