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Sluice Outlet

A Grade II Listed Building in Ruabon, Wrexham

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Coordinates

Latitude: 52.9808 / 52°58'50"N

Longitude: -3.0378 / 3°2'16"W

OS Eastings: 330418

OS Northings: 343111

OS Grid: SJ304431

Mapcode National: GBR 74.J6KT

Mapcode Global: WH89B.9BPP

Entry Name: Sluice Outlet

Listing Date: 22 February 1995

Last Amended: 22 February 1995

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 15748

Building Class: Gardens, Parks and Urban Spaces

Location: Remotely sited within Wynnstay Park; in Bathground Wood 50m to the west of the Cascade.

County: Wrexham

Community: Ruabon (Rhiwabon)

Community: Ruabon

Locality: Wynnstay

Traditional County: Denbighshire

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History

Part of a major programme of works undertaken by Sir Watkin Williams-Wynn, 4th bt., to the park and garden between 1768 and 1789. An ambitious scheme for a lake and cascade was drawn up by Lancelot `Capability' Brown. Following Brown's death the scheme was executed, possibly in altered form, by John Evans. The sluice outlet is part of the scheme for the management of the lake's water level.

Exterior

Dressed stone outlet set into the ground. Round arch rises from imposts. Entrance leads to barrel vaulted tunnel of brick and stone construction.

Reasons for Listing

Listed as part of an important water garden scheme designed by Brown.

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

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Other nearby listed buildings

  • II* Cascade
    Remotely sited within Wynnstay Park; in Bathground Wood 230m east of Wynnstay Column.
  • II Ice House
    Situated close to the edge of Bathground Wood 70m SW of Wynnstay Column.
  • II* Wynnstay Column
    Situated near the eastern edge of Bathground Wood, 500m NW of Wynnstay Hall.
  • II Plunge Pool
    Situated within Wynnstay Park, 450m S of Ruabon in Bathground Wood. Reached from a drive running S off the slip road to the A539 E bound off the A483 at Ruabon.
  • II* The Bath House Wynnstay
    Situated within Wynnstay Park, 450m S of Ruabon in Bathground Wood. Reached from a drive running S off the slip road to the A539 E bound off the A483 at Ruabon.
  • II Boat House
    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.
  • II Park Lodge (also known as the Gate Lodge)
    Situated at the east end of Park Street adjacent to the RuabonGates.
  • II Ruabon Gates (also known as Wynnstay Gates and Archway)
    Facing up Park street and closing the north drive to Wynnstay Hall.

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