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Plas Derwen

A Grade II Listed Building in Corwen, Denbighshire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 52.9794 / 52°58'45"N

Longitude: -3.358 / 3°21'28"W

OS Eastings: 308919

OS Northings: 343310

OS Grid: SJ089433

Mapcode National: GBR 6Q.J6SX

Mapcode Global: WH781.DC6S

Entry Name: Plas Derwen

Listing Date: 1 February 1995

Last Amended: 1 February 1995

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 15511

Building Class: Domestic

Location: Set back above the road 1km. approx. E of the centre of the town.

County: Denbighshire

Community: Corwen

Community: Corwen

Traditional County: Merionethshire

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History

Built c1830 as the Rectory for the Parish Church in Corwen, and used as such until c1980.

Exterior

Roughcast render over stone on a stone plinth, with slate roofs. Cottage ornee style, symmetrically planned with central entrance facing E. 2 storeys, 2 parallel ranges, each similarly laid out with wide slightly advanced outer gables, and paired axial stacks, mostly renewed in brick. 3-window range entrance front with central gabled gabled porch with 4-centred arch, flanked by small fixed light windows with small panes. 2-light gabled dormer above the entrance. Gables to either side have tripartite wood mullioned and transomed windows with small panes and drop-ended hood-moulds on each floor (metal glazing bars to first floor windows). Bargeboards to gables, dormer and porch have fretted guilloche decoration and pendant finials. N front is also symmetrical, with slightly advanced gables to either side of a narrow central bay. Similar small-paned 3-light mullioned and transomed windows and hood moulds to ground floor in the gables, the 2-light upper windows have shaped hood moulds echoing the angle of the gable. 2-light windows in central bay. W elevation balances the entrance front, and is similarly detailed. All gables have enriched bargeboards, and all windows have small panes.

Interior

The house has a wide central entrance hall, with canti-levered staircase with thin spindles. Some slate and marble fire-places remain in situ.

Reasons for Listing

A fine, well-preserved example of cottage ornee architecture applied to a large house.

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