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Former Apple Store at Wynn Hall

A Grade II Listed Building in Penycae, Wrexham

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Latitude: 52.9954 / 52°59'43"N

Longitude: -3.0585 / 3°3'30"W

OS Eastings: 329052

OS Northings: 344755

OS Grid: SJ290447

Mapcode National: GBR 73.H7K5

Mapcode Global: WH77Z.ZZR1

Plus Code: 9C4RXWWR+5J

Entry Name: Former Apple Store at Wynn Hall

Listing Date: 15 January 1996

Last Amended: 15 January 1996

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 16847

Building Class: Agriculture and Subsistence

Location: Entered via a former byre in the former farmyard immediately SE of Wynn Hall.

County: Wrexham

Community: Penycae (Pen-y-cae)

Community: Penycae

Traditional County: Denbighshire

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There is no conclusive dating evidence for the structure, which is incorporated into heavily rebuilt shippons in a farmyard in which several of the buildings carry late C18 dates. It is likely to be late C18 or early C19, and its location at the edge of a partially walled orchard, suggests its original use as an apple store.


The building is largely below ground level, and the superstructure is heavily overgrown, but it appears to have taken the form of a rubble structure with vaulted roof surmounted by an insulating layer of earth covered by stone flagged roof. Doorway in rubble wall facing onto farmyard, and a small window in the opposite gable, opening onto the orchard.


A long single chamber, with simple tunnel vaulted roof.

Reasons for Listing

Listed for its special interest as a rare surviving example of an apple store.

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