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Ethel Austin and house over

A Grade II Listed Building in Ruthin, Denbighshire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 53.1144 / 53°6'51"N

Longitude: -3.3099 / 3°18'35"W

OS Eastings: 312421

OS Northings: 358272

OS Grid: SJ124582

Mapcode National: GBR 6S.7SJZ

Mapcode Global: WH779.4Z49

Entry Name: Ethel Austin and house over

Listing Date: 16 May 1978

Last Amended: 12 July 2006

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 14823

Building Class: Domestic

Location: Located at the S end of the E side of St Peter's Square, facing the National Westminster Bank. Between the junctions with Market Street and Well Street.

County: Denbighshire

Town: Ruthin

Community: Ruthin (Rhuthun)

Community: Ruthin

Built-Up Area: Ruthin

Traditional County: Denbighshire

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History

Dated 1622 but altered later; the roof was raised in the mid-late C19 when the upper storey was added; the shop-front is c1900. Largely timber-framed, though the gable ends are of stone. Interior is said to include an original roof truss with wattle infill, steeper than the current roof which is of sawn timbers; 1st floor divided by a pair of iron columns. Also said to contain a further dated tablet, including 'JJ 1825' referring to John Jones, father of William Jones, the Quaker writer. The building was said to be a Quaker meeting house.

Exterior

Three-storey 2-window block, roughcast under a shallow slate roof; N end stack now missing. Shop-front across ground floor with raised panelled pilasters to ends with moulded capitals supporting a moulded cornice; plain fascia. Inset splayed entrance to L of centre with half-glazed panelled door under an overlight; 1 shop window to L and 3 to R, plain-glazed with wooden mullions and upper transoms. Upper storeys have 2 widely-spaced 3-over-6-pane hornless sash windows under flat heads, those to 1st floor renewed, those to 2nd floor immediately under the eaves. Between the 1st floor windows is a tablet (partly obscured at time of survey), said to read 'R/IET/B 1622'. N gable end has small-pane attic window to far R, above adjoining building. S gable end is of roughly coursed stone with areas of brick patching. Rear not seen.

Interior

Interior not seen.

Reasons for Listing

Listed as a dated C17 town-house, remodelled in the C19, retaining definite historic character. Group value with surrounding listed buildings in St Peter's Square.

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