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Ridge Cottage

A Grade II Listed Building in Colwyn Bay, Conwy

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Coordinates

Latitude: 53.3001 / 53°18'0"N

Longitude: -3.7337 / 3°44'1"W

OS Eastings: 284555

OS Northings: 379529

OS Grid: SH845795

Mapcode National: GBR 2ZC8.GQ

Mapcode Global: WH655.M97X

Entry Name: Ridge Cottage

Listing Date: 25 July 1994

Last Amended: 25 July 1994

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 14686

Building Class: Domestic

Location: High above the level of the road.

County: Conwy

Community: Colwyn Bay (Bae Colwyn)

Community: Colwyn Bay

Built-Up Area: Colwyn Bay

Traditional County: Denbighshire

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History

Built in1919, and designed by S Colwyn Foulkes, architect, of Colwyn Bay.

Exterior

Render over brick with slate gambrel roof with end wall stacks. Two storeyed, but with upper storey almost entirely contained in the roof. Neo-georgian style in its detailing. Central entrance, a panelled door with small-paned side lights and overlight, flanked by tripartite small-paned sash windows. A verandah with ogee leaded roof carried on slender square-section columns (probably cast-iron) spans the frontage. The upper windows are all dormers: the small central 6-pane sash window has swept architrave with pedimented head, and a shallow panelled apron below the eaves. Outer windows are groups of 3 small 6-paned sashes with moulded cornice to flat roofs. All the upper windows have delicate wrought ironwork rails suggestive of scaled-down balconettes.

Reasons for Listing

The house combines economical planning and construction with delicate and precise Neo-georgian detail, and is a remarkable example of a small house design for its date.

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