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Highlands

A Grade II Listed Building in Colwyn Bay, Conwy

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Coordinates

Latitude: 53.2851 / 53°17'6"N

Longitude: -3.7429 / 3°44'34"W

OS Eastings: 283902

OS Northings: 377875

OS Grid: SH839778

Mapcode National: GBR 2Z9G.G3

Mapcode Global: WH655.GPWF

Entry Name: Highlands

Listing Date: 25 July 1994

Last Amended: 25 July 1994

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 14725

Building Class: Domestic

Location: Close to the junction with Llanrwst Road.

County: Conwy

Town: Colwyn Bay

Community: Colwyn Bay (Bae Colwyn)

Community: Colwyn Bay

Locality: Upper Colwyn Bay

Built-Up Area: Colwyn Bay

Traditional County: Denbighshire

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History

Built c1930 for a Miss Baines, and designed by North and Padmore, architects, of Llanfairfechan.

Exterior

Roughcast render with Llanberis slate roof and brick axial stacks, the principal stack with stepped profile. Entrance front: roof swept down low and carried on heavy brackets at either end, the eaves line lower in the left hand section over the garage (entered from the site, and lit by narrow windows in the front), and the doorway (with a poised studded plank door). 4-light casement window to the right immediately below the eaves. Low cat-slide dormer with 3-3-2 casement windows. Canted bay window in W return elevation (and upper window renewed with uPVC glazing). E return has ribbed garage doors underneath short pentice roof which continues the eaves line of the front elevation, then complex hipped roof over former coal house etc which forms an outshut against the gable. Garden front also has low roofline, broken by tall central gable. 4-light casement window with swept hoodmould in ground floor of gable, similar 3-light window above. 4-light casement window below the eaves to the right, and loggia in the left hand corner (now glazed in but originally open).

Interior

Compactly planned with lateral entrance hall and staircase, through room to E, and dining room to rear of hall. Kitchen to rear of integral garage. Almost all the original detail survives including plain baluster staircase, lugged architraves to ribbed doors, and cupboards built in against the eaves space upstairs.

Reasons for Listing

An excellent example of the domestic architecture of its period, and of the work of North and Padmore: the original conception entailed a high level of internal design, and the almost complete survival of the original interior is a particularly important feature of the house.

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