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Front Lodge

A Grade II Listed Building in Ruabon, Wrexham

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Latitude: 52.969 / 52°58'8"N

Longitude: -2.9943 / 2°59'39"W

OS Eastings: 333320

OS Northings: 341757

OS Grid: SJ333417

Mapcode National: GBR 75.JZ16

Mapcode Global: WH89B.ZM9R

Plus Code: 9C4VX294+J7

Entry Name: Front Lodge

Listing Date: 22 February 1995

Last Amended: 22 February 1995

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 15725

Building Class: Domestic

Location: Situated 250m SE of All Saints' Church at Bryn Pen-y-lan.

County: Wrexham

Community: Ruabon (Rhiwabon)

Community: Ruabon

Locality: Pen-Y-Lan

Traditional County: Denbighshire

Tagged with: Gatehouse

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Lodge to the Pen-y-Lan estate which was probably built at the time of a remodelling of Pen-y-Lan Hall in Tudor-Gothic Revival style in c1830 and was altered or rebuilt mid-late C19.


Tudor-Gothic Revival style; pebbledash, brick with stone and painted stone dressings, slate roof with central cruciform brick chimney. 2-storey, cruciform plan, each of the four elevations is gabled; gables have pierced timber barge-boards, cusped collar-beams and finials; elevation to road has mullioned and transomed bay window with crenellated top. Central mullioned and transomed window at first floor. Later C20 extension to right hand side. Return elevations are of similar design, left hand elevation has an arched entrance with board door.

Reasons for Listing

Listed for its special interest as a C19 lodge and for historical associations with the Pen-y-Lan estate.

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Other nearby listed buildings

  • II Gate Piers and Gates beside Front Lodge
    Situated adjacent to Front Lodge which is 250m SE of All Saints' Church at Bryn Pen-y-lan.
  • II All Saints' Church
    Situated in a rectangular walled churchyard in Bryn Pen-y-Lan and reached from a by-road running S off the A539.
  • II Wyfydd
    Situated within a field immediately to the NW of Lower Farm, 1.7 kilometres due W of Erbistock. Reached by a footpath from the by-road that runs S off the A 539 through Bryn Pen-y-Lan.
  • II L-Shaped Stables at Pen-Y-Lan Hall
    Situated to the NW of Pen-y-Lan Hall.
  • II Gateway and attached Walls to NW of Pen-Y-Lan Hall
    Situated between Pen-y-lan Hall and the L-shaped stables; Pen-y-lan Hall is situated in its own grounds to south of Bryn Pen-y-lan.
  • II Pen-Y-Lan Hall
    Situated in its own grounds 800m S of Bryn Pen-y-Lan reached by a private road running off the by-road that runs S off the A539 through Bryn Pen-y-Lan.
  • II Crab Mill
    On the south side of a lane which runs west from the small hamlet of Pen-y-lan, immediately east of Wynnstay Park.
  • II Plas Pen-y-Bryn

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