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The Crown Public House

A Grade II Listed Building in Corwen, Denbighshire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 52.9807 / 52°58'50"N

Longitude: -3.3748 / 3°22'29"W

OS Eastings: 307793

OS Northings: 343477

OS Grid: SJ077434

Mapcode National: GBR 6P.J8Q8

Mapcode Global: WH781.4B7S

Entry Name: The Crown Public House

Listing Date: 1 February 1995

Last Amended: 1 February 1995

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 15523

Building Class: Commercial

Location: Prominently sited to face E down the High Street.

County: Denbighshire

Community: Corwen

Community: Corwen

Built-Up Area: Corwen

Traditional County: Merionethshire

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History

The building appears to be largely early C19, and was possibly built as a hotel to serve the new turnpike road, but may incorporate an earlier structure: a gabled rear wing has a profile more typical of a C18 or earlier building.

Exterior

L-shaped main range with entrance facing E, and 2 parallel rear wings. Garage range (probably converted from original stables c1920-30) attached to the main building forms a NE wing. Main block is 2-storeyed with attic. Lined out render with stressed quoins; slate roofs with red tiled cresting and axial stacks. Entrance (in added porch) in the angle; N wing a 2-window range, with 12-pane hornless sashes. Single window range E wing, with similar windows. The gabled dormers in the wings are later additions, c1880. Garage wing is 2-storeyed, with 16-pane sash windows over paired garage doors, divided by pilasters. Raised lettering ('Crown Hotel Garage') in fascia, which has moulded cornice. 2-window range wing parallel to Stryd y Bont, with renewed lower openings, and 12-pane sash windows to first floor, gabled dormers above. Parallel wing behind this may incorporate an earlier building: it is wide with a steep gabled roof. Windows in gable end renewed.

Reasons for Listing

A prominent feature of the townscape, the hotel is a good example of a C19 coaching inn, a building type of particular significance to Corwen, sited as it was on the London-Holyhead Turnpike. The early motor garage is a particularly notable feature.

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