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Boat House

A Grade II Listed Building in Ruabon, Wrexham

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Latitude: 52.9809 / 52°58'51"N

Longitude: -3.0311 / 3°1'52"W

OS Eastings: 330864

OS Northings: 343116

OS Grid: SJ308431

Mapcode National: GBR 74.J85Q

Mapcode Global: WH89B.DBTL

Plus Code: 9C4RXXJ9+9G

Entry Name: Boat House

Listing Date: 22 February 1995

Last Amended: 22 February 1995

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 15745

Building Class: Domestic

Location: Situated close to the head of the lake 500m NW of Wynnstay Hall, reached from a track running W from the private road to the Hall.

County: Wrexham

Community: Ruabon (Rhiwabon)

Community: Ruabon

Locality: Wynnstay

Traditional County: Denbighshire

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Part of the major programme of works undertaken by Sir Watkin Williams-Wynn, 4th bt., to the park and garden between 1768 and 1789. Rustic boat house thought to have been designed by the landscaper Richard Woods and very similar to one he designed at Cusworth Hall in Yorkshire.


'Rustic' arched double boat house. The two water level berths consist of red brick barrel vaults faced with massive sandstone blocks formed to look like jagged rocks. The superstructure is set into the bank at the head of the lake.

Reasons for Listing

Listed as a good example of a rustic/picturesque garden feature.

Group value with Wynnstay Hall and the other listed garden structures relating to this important period of improvements to the park and garden.

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