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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
Plus Code: 9C5R77V8+XV
Entry Name: Memorial Hall at Rydal School
Listing Date: 25 July 1994
Last Amended: 25 July 1994
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.
Community: Colwyn Bay (Bae Colwyn)
Community: Colwyn Bay
Built-Up Area: Colwyn Bay
Traditional County: Denbighshire
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.
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.
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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