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The Hawarden Gymnasium

A Grade II Listed Building in Hawarden, Flintshire

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Latitude: 53.1837 / 53°11'1"N

Longitude: -3.0219 / 3°1'18"W

OS Eastings: 331809

OS Northings: 365662

OS Grid: SJ318656

Mapcode National: GBR 74.3JGJ

Mapcode Global: WH88C.K77N

Plus Code: 9C5R5XMH+F7

Entry Name: The Hawarden Gymnasium

Listing Date: 16 November 1994

Last Amended: 16 November 1994

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 15069

Building Class: Recreational

Location: On the street line.

County: Flintshire

Community: Hawarden (Penarl√Ęg)

Community: Hawarden

Built-Up Area: Sandycroft

Traditional County: Flintshire

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Built in 1891/2 as part of a new complex which replaced the original buildings of the Hawarden Institute, founded in 1854 by W.E. Gladstone for the "physical, social and intellectual benefit of all classes". Designed by T.M. Lockwood of Chester.


A 5-bay red brick hall with shaped, ball-finialled gable and symmetrical 2-window facade. Slated roof. Central arched entrance with plain voussoir and Renaissance relief decoration in a tympanum. Within this, a cartouche inscribed `Hawarden Gymnasium'. Plain modern double-doors. Pillastered surround with moulded and dentilated brick cornice and similar interrupted string course. Flanking this, 2 arched-headed windows, near-flush, with plain voussoirs and tympana. 2 part, 8-pane casements. Lozenge decoration in blue headers to upper centre and framed Renaissance
cartouche bearing the date 1891. Contemporary single-storey extension to rear.

Reasons for Listing

Included for its association with W.E. Gladstone, and as a public building by a significant regional architect.

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