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A Grade II Listed Building in Colwyn Bay, Conwy

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Latitude: 53.2938 / 53°17'37"N

Longitude: -3.7328 / 3°43'58"W

OS Eastings: 284598

OS Northings: 378827

OS Grid: SH845788

Mapcode National: GBR 2ZCB.NZ

Mapcode Global: WH655.MGNR

Plus Code: 9C5R77V8+GV

Entry Name: Heathfield

Listing Date: 25 July 1994

Last Amended: 25 July 1994

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 14705

Building Class: Domestic

Location: At right angles to the road, almost opposite the junction with Combermere Road.

County: Conwy

Community: Colwyn Bay (Bae Colwyn)

Community: Colwyn Bay

Built-Up Area: Colwyn Bay

Traditional County: Denbighshire

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Built as a private house in 1893 and designed by Douglas and Fordham, architects, of Chester. Now used as a boarding house by Rydal School.


Brick with stone dressings, and half-timbering in the upper storey, plain tiled roof with end wall and axial stacks. Entrance front is dominated by 3 timber-framed jetted gabled advanced from the main roof-line. Entrance in left-hand gable, in 4-centred arched door with side lights. 5-light mullioned and transomed window alongside the doorway. Ground floor of right-hand bay is recessed, with 4-light mullioned window, the gabled upper storey carried forward on heavy brackets. Mullioned windows of 4 and 5 leaded lights in the upper storey. Jetted gable apexes, with date on bressumer of central gable. Prominent chimney stack in angle of left hand gable, against the return of the W-facing gable. This is brick with stepped plat band; timbering in apex of gable only. 4 light mullioned window on each floor (with transoms to ground floor), and lean-to bay with 3-light mullioned and transomed window to the right. Brick stack cuts across the gable to the right. Garden front faces N: advanced central gable with doorway (inserted or renewed) and 4-light window above it. Asymmetrical windows in timber-framed apex of gable above. Smaller mullioned windows of 1 and 2 lights in left hand bay (the service end), and 4-light mullioned and transomed stair window in right hand bay. Canted bay window to right with brick to lower storey, timber framing above, and hipped tiled roof.

Reasons for Listing

A distinctive freely-interpreted Neo-Vernacular building, one of the best examples of its kind in Colwyn Bay.

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  • II Memorial Hall at Rydal School
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  • II ,16,COED PELLA ROAD,Colwyn Bay,,CLWYD,
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  • II Costain Buildings at Rydal School
    Forms two sides of courtyard on the E side of the school dining hall, and bounded by Landsdowne Road and Queen’s Drive.
  • II Hunt House at Rydal School
    Faces Old House across a courtyard and adjoins the school dining hall on the S side of the yard.
  • II Dining Hall at Rydal School
    Facing Pwllycrochan Avenue and forming the central range of the 2 courtyards which comprise the main buildings of Rydal School.
  • II Old House, Rydal School
    Parallel to Lansdowne Road, the building forms the N range of 2 quadrangles to either side of the school dining hall.
  • II Tudor Lodge
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