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No 59 King Street (W Side),,,,,clwyd,

A Grade II Listed Building in Rhosddu, Wrexham

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Coordinates

Latitude: 53.049 / 53°2'56"N

Longitude: -2.9954 / 2°59'43"W

OS Eastings: 333370

OS Northings: 350654

OS Grid: SJ333506

Mapcode National: GBR 75.CYQW

Mapcode Global: WH88Y.YMSF

Entry Name: No 59 King Street (W Side),,,,,clwyd,

Listing Date: 30 May 1951

Last Amended: 31 January 1994

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 16506

Building Class: Commercial

Location: Prominently sited at the junction of King Street and Rhosddu Road.

County: Wrexham

Community: Rhosddu (Rhos-ddu)

Community: Rhosddu

Built-Up Area: Wrexham

Traditional County: Denbighshire

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History

Terrace of 7 shops with accommodation over, purpose built, and forming part of the original development of King Street which is said to have been the first residential street formerlly laid out in Wrexham, and had been established by 1828.

Exterior

Brick with slate roof. 3 storeys. Elevation to King Street is articulated as 3 3-window ranges divided by narrow recessed rendered bays each with 6-panelled door giving access to passage entry, and 8-pane sash window above. Each of the main blocks between these recessed bays has 3 segmental arches to ground floor with tripartite sash windows (some renewed) in outer arches and paired doorways (originally with 6-panelled doors but many now renewed) in inner arch. Cast iron medallions to either side of doorways. Upper windows are 12-pane sashes with flat arched gauged brick heads (6-pane windows to attic storey). Curved corner to Rhosddu Road with segmental arch to ground floor over 12-pane sash window, then 2-window range return, with renewed entrance. Axial stacks set towards rear. Adjoining the terrace to the right on the Rhosddu Road elevation, a former coach house is now also used as offices. Inserted lower windows (the relieving arches of the earlier openings still visible above) and stone dressed oculi above.

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