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The Old Rectory

A Grade II Listed Building in Erbistock, Wrexham

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Latitude: 52.9658 / 52°57'56"N

Longitude: -2.9597 / 2°57'34"W

OS Eastings: 335640

OS Northings: 341371

OS Grid: SJ356413

Mapcode National: GBR 77.K1LM

Mapcode Global: WH89C.HQV6

Plus Code: 9C4VX28R+84

Entry Name: The Old Rectory

Listing Date: 13 February 1995

Last Amended: 13 February 1995

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 15168

Building Class: Domestic

Location: Situated In Erbistock Village 75m NW of St. Hilary's Church, reached from a by-road running S off A528.

County: Wrexham

Community: Erbistock (Erbistog)

Community: Erbistock

Traditional County: Flintshire

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Mentioned in a Terrier of 1685 and the Bishop's Visitations of 1709. House of at least two building phases, first probably dating to late C17/early C18 followed by subsequent late C18 additions and mid C19 internally remodelling. At present sub-divided into two dwellings.


Late C18 3-storey 3-window, red brick garden front elevation in flemish bond with slate roof and gable brick stacks. Modern conservatory at ground floor level, one later window to left. First floor level exhibits considerable alteration of fenestration pattern, 3 sliding sash windows. Alterations probably date to a mid C19 remodelling of the property. Attic storey probably later addition, three 18-paned sliding sash windows. To left one and a half storey later extension. Rear elevation facing road: to right, late C17/early C18, 2- storey block which was the original building on the site. Probably red sandstone rubble, later refaced in red brick and pebbledashed, gable brick stacks, slate roof. Later door in original position. To centre of first floor small window with margin lights some of coloured glass. To left 2 storey canted bay, brick and sandstone rubble constuction. Originally single storey, with three open arches, now blocked and central arch filled by door. First floor two blind windows, one 16-pane sash window.


Interior not accessible at time of inspection (November 1994).

Reasons for Listing

Listed as a late C17/early C18 building which despite later alterations and remodellings retains much of its character.

Group value with St. Hilary's Church.

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Other nearby listed buildings

  • II Church of Saint Hilary
    Situated in Erbistock village close to the banks of the River Dee.
  • II The Boat Inn PH
    Situated in Erbistock village near the end of a by-road running S off the A528 to the edge of the River Dee.
  • II* Llan-y-Cefn
    Approached by a track adjacent to Gwalia, and about 1 km from the road, above the River Dee.
  • II Farm-Buildings and Icehouse at Llan-y-Cefn
    Built against the slop on the approach of Llan-y-Cefn.
  • II* Manley Hall
    Situated 600m NW of Erbistock reached from a track running SE off the A539.
  • II* The Groves (Also Known as Grove Farm)
    Situated at the end of a track running E off a by-road which runs S off the A528 to Erbistock.
  • II Mill House
    Situated 800m N of Erbistock on the E side of a road running S off the A528 from Overton Bridge.
  • II Gwalia
    Set back from the road west of Gwalia Farm, alongside the track leading to Llan-y-Cefn.

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