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Memorial Hall at Rydal School

A Grade II Listed Building in Colwyn Bay, Conwy

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Coordinates

Latitude: 53.2949 / 53°17'41"N

Longitude: -3.7329 / 3°43'58"W

OS Eastings: 284599

OS Northings: 378951

OS Grid: SH845789

Mapcode National: GBR 2ZCB.NL

Mapcode Global: WH655.MFNW

Entry Name: Memorial Hall at Rydal School

Listing Date: 25 July 1994

Last Amended: 25 July 1994

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 14702

Building Class: Recreational

Location: Forms two sides of courtyard on the E side of the school dining hall, and bounded by Landsdowne Road and Queen’s Drive.

County: Conwy

Community: Colwyn Bay (Bae Colwyn)

Community: Colwyn Bay

Built-Up Area: Colwyn Bay

Traditional County: Denbighshire

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History

Rydal School was founded in 1885 by a leading Methodist educationalist, T G Osborn. The Costain building was added to the growing school complex in 1927-30 as science laboratories etc and the Memorial Hall, which extends the L-plan Costain building to the S, was added in 1955-7. Both buildings were designed by S Colwyn Foulkes, architect, of Colwyn Bay.

Interior

The Memorial Hall was designed as a multi-functional hall, and has stage at S end below fly towner, and gallery to N, with projection room above. Robust original detailing includes tooled stone facing as dado, some limed oak furnishings and sturdy panelled and glazed doors. Painted panels to coffered ceiling.

Reasons for Listing

The Memorial Hall is a harmonious addition to the range, notable for the refined elegance of its external and internal detail.

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