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Trefriw Hall

A Grade II Listed Building in Trefriw, Conwy

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Latitude: 53.1516 / 53°9'5"N

Longitude: -3.8242 / 3°49'27"W

OS Eastings: 278104

OS Northings: 363156

OS Grid: SH781631

Mapcode National: GBR 63.5FHS

Mapcode Global: WH65X.716S

Plus Code: 9C5R552G+J8

Entry Name: Trefriw Hall

Listing Date: 30 May 1996

Last Amended: 30 May 1996

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 16928

Building Class: Domestic

Location: Set back from the main street in the town centre, partly obscured by later housing on the street-line in front.

County: Conwy

Town: Trefriw

Community: Trefriw

Community: Trefriw

Built-Up Area: Trefriw

Traditional County: Caernarfonshire

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Early C19 village hall in restrained classical style with pedimented ends. Of rubble construction on a narrow plinth with slate-stone and sandstone dressings and a shallow-pitched slate roof. Heavy entablature and quoins of dressed slate, the former of 3 tiers and returned to form eaves decoration on the sides. On each of the long (E and W) sides, three tall, 24-pane recessed sash windows with plain projecting architraves and projecting compound keystones; these of sandstone with a broader slate-stone section beneath; plain cill-band, returned around N and S ends. Modern entrances below the southern-most windows on both sides; deeply recessed part-glazed doors. The symmetrical (N) entrance front has 2 similar windows flanking a central entrance (now with boarded upper section). Adjoining the entrance facade and stepped-down, a slightly narrower low, single-storey modern extension, an out-of-character addition; flat roof. Further modern extension to the rear with central entrance.


Interior not accessible at time of inspection (February 1996).

Reasons for Listing

Listed despite out-of-character additions as a late Georgian hall of simple classical elegance.

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  • II Pont Trefriw
    Road bridge in the town centre, spanning the Afon Crafnant.
  • II* Parish Church of St. Mary
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