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Entrance Gates at Rug

A Grade II Listed Building in Corwen, Denbighshire

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Latitude: 52.9824 / 52°58'56"N

Longitude: -3.4097 / 3°24'34"W

OS Eastings: 305455

OS Northings: 343719

OS Grid: SJ054437

Mapcode National: GBR 6N.J08G

Mapcode Global: WH780.L9KF

Plus Code: 9C4RXHJR+X4

Entry Name: Entrance Gates at Rug

Listing Date: 1 February 1995

Last Amended: 1 February 1995

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 15567

Building Class: Domestic

Location: At the main entrance to the estate from the A5.

County: Denbighshire

Community: Corwen

Community: Corwen

Locality: Rug

Traditional County: Merionethshire

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The gates are said to have been erected at Rug c1740, but were not made for it, being moved from elsewhere although the original location is unknown. They have been attributed to the Davies brothers of Croes Foel, although their style is rather more reminiscent of the work of Robert Bakewell of Derby.


Square-section piers with shallow pyramidal copings flank the entrance gates, and terminate the low quadrant walls to either side. Railings with scrolled arrow heads raised on quadrant plinth walls. Gates have enriched overthrow and side panels, with wave-bar pattern to overthrow support and lock bar, and arrow head dog rails.

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  • II Ice House in the grounds at Rug
    Built into the motte towards the SW of the lake.
  • II* Rug
    In parkland on the N side of the A5, 3km approx. W of Corwen.
  • II* Pon Melin Rug Bridge
    Carries the A5 road over the River Alwen 2km approx. W of Corwen.
  • II* Pont Melin Rug
    Carries the A5 over the River Alwen approx. 2 km W of Corwen.
  • II Gate in Garden at Rug
    Aligned with the main entrance of the house, at the boundary of garden and park.
  • II Plas Isaf
    Located down a short track off the W side of a lane which runs from Cynwyd to Melin Rug and approximately 0.5km from Pont Melin Rug.
  • II Pentre Gwyn
    Prominently sited on the A5 close to its junction with the Ruthin road, NW of Corwen.
  • I Plas Ucha
    Located off the W side of a lane which runs N from Cynwyd to Melin Rug. The front faces S, the ground sloping downhill to the E.

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