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White Horse Public House

A Grade II Listed Building in Overton, Wrexham

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Coordinates

Latitude: 52.9707 / 52°58'14"N

Longitude: -2.9345 / 2°56'4"W

OS Eastings: 337338

OS Northings: 341887

OS Grid: SJ373418

Mapcode National: GBR 78.JTZ9

Mapcode Global: WH89C.WLSG

Entry Name: White Horse Public House

Listing Date: 15 March 1994

Last Amended: 15 March 1994

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 14438

Building Class: Commercial

Location: Part of a continuous building line on High Street, between No.20 and Metcalfe Building.

County: Wrexham

Community: Overton (Owrtyn)

Community: Overton

Built-Up Area: Overton

Traditional County: Flintshire

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History

An early C20 rebuilding of an earlier building, employing an neo-vernacular style.

Exterior

Ruabon brick with stone dressings to lower storey, mock timber framing above, in quatrefoil panels to first floor, and sunk quatrefoil panels to strongly jettied upper storey, the jetty carried on heavy brackets. Red plain tiled roof. Three-storeyed, wide 2-window range dominated by 2 gables and service wing to rear, with hipped roofs stepped down in height from the main range. Arched entrance to courtyard to left, with main entrance to public house alongside. Two paired mullioned and transomed windows to main bar. Bowed oriel windows in upper storey with leaded lights, and 6-light mullioned windows with leaded lights beneath gables in upper storey. Brick and terracotta end-wall stacks.

Reasons for Listing

A good example of early C20 neo-vernacular building, showing the use of a distinctive architectural style for a commercial building. Part of an important group of buildings on High Street.

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