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Latitude: 52.9842 / 52°59'2"N
Longitude: -3.3439 / 3°20'38"W
OS Eastings: 309870
OS Northings: 343825
OS Grid: SJ098438
Mapcode National: GBR 6Q.J46R
Mapcode Global: WH781.L8V3
Entry Name: Rhagatt Hall
Listing Date: 1 February 1995
Last Amended: 1 February 1995
Source ID: 15562
Building Class: Domestic
Location: In a landscaped park on the N side of the B5437, 1km. approx. W of Carrog.
Traditional County: Merionethshire
The existence of an estate at Rhagatt can be documented from the late C14. The house was described as 'old' in 1803, and the rear wing of the present house may incorporate parts of a down-hill sited building of possible C17 date. However the main block is largely of 1819-20, when an earlier building was extended and remodelled for Edward Lloyd, whose family had acquired the estate in 1804. The external detail of the rear wing is also largely early C19 or later. The interior of the house was again restored and substantially remodelled c1970.
Roughly coursed and squared stone to entrance and garden fronts, rougher rubble to rear (W) elevation; slate roofs. 2 storeyed.
Entrance front faces E and is a 3 window range with advanced pedimented central bay. Entrance with recessed doorway renewed c1970 (formerly with columns in antis). Flanking 12-pane sash windows, with 9-pane sashes to first floor and above the entrance. Right hand windows appear to be inserted, and the scars of earlier openings are visible alongside them. Similar scars to left of entrance may indicate the blockings of windows which were themselves later insertions. A length of wall perpendicular to the building line divides the main part of the house from the service wing, which has 2 x12-pane sash windows to first floor, inserted openings below.
Garden front has twin full height bows, the boldly overhanging eaves of the hipped roof carried straight across them. Each has a floor length 12-pane sash window to ground floor, and a 6-pane sash above. Long rear (W) elevation has 2 long casement windows to lower right, with 6-pane sash windows above; a stair window (reduced in length) and a blocked doorway (apparently cut by the present stairs) in the angle with a projecting full-height bow. Paired long casement windows (inserted) in the bow, and further inserted openings in the 2-window range beyond. Cross wing to left may be of early origin, but was remodelled c1970.
Rhagatt is of historical interest as a small country house, the seat of an old-established estate. The early C19 re-working of older buildings on the site is a distinctive exercise in simple Neo-Classical villa-architecture.
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