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Pavilion including attached Skittle Alley at Cefn Park

A Grade II Listed Building in Abenbury, Wrexham

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Latitude: 53.0398 / 53°2'23"N

Longitude: -2.9604 / 2°57'37"W

OS Eastings: 335704

OS Northings: 349599

OS Grid: SJ357495

Mapcode National: GBR 77.DFDT

Mapcode Global: WH88Z.HVJH

Plus Code: 9C5V22QQ+WV

Entry Name: Pavilion including attached Skittle Alley at Cefn Park

Listing Date: 12 September 1996

Last Amended: 12 September 1996

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 17272

Building Class: Domestic

ID on this website: 300017272

Location: Situated S of the main house at Cefn Park and W of the path to Cefn Park gardens. The pavilion in front of the alley was somewhat overgrown at the time of re-survey and not immediately apparent. The a

County: Wrexham

Community: Abenbury

Community: Abenbury

Locality: Cefn

Traditional County: Denbighshire

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Built as a skittle alley in the grounds of Cefn Park in the late C18/early C19. Cefn Park was one of the principal seats of Wrexham and previous houses were largely destroyed by fire in 1794 and again in 1830.


The skittle alley is composed of two parts; an octagonal pavilion and attached alley. The pavilion is a single storey, rendered brick octagon. To four of its eight sides are large semi-circular window openings, whilst the openings to the two sides east and west continue to ground level to form the entrance to the pavilion and, opposite, the entrance to the alley. No windows survive. To the top of each side is a circular window each of which is currently bricked up. The roof structure has decayed but would probably have not been visible externally. The alley is a brick sided open trough attached to the octagon on its west side.


Internally the octagon is plastered and retains two wooden semi-circular alcoves and evidence of shelving having been fixed within them.

Reasons for Listing

Listed as a rare building type on a country estate and for group value with Cefn Park.

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  • II Cefn Park (including attached stableyard range to N)
    Situated to the east of Cefn Road and surrounded by its own land, Cefn Park is reached by a private track to the north-west of the property which is fronted by a classical lodge and iron gates opposit
  • II Ice-house to NW of Llwyn Onn Hall Hotel
    Situated to the rear of the former farm buildings to Llwyn Onn Hall Hotel which is accessed from the Cefn Road opposite Abenbury Road. The ice-house is semi-submerged on gently rising ground with a v
  • II Llwyn Onn Hall Hotel
    Llwyn Onn Hall Hotel is reached via a private track from the east side of Cefn Road at Pentre Gwyn opposite the junction with Abenbury Road. It has a south-east aspect and is sited in its own grounds
  • II Cefn Park Lodge
    Located to the east side of Cefn Road on the private drive to Cefn Park, and behind decorative iron gates. The lodge is one of two on the Cefn Road which formerly served the Cefn Park estate.
  • II Gates and gate-piers at Cefn Park Lodge
    Located to the east side of Cefn Road in front of the private drive to Cefn Park and adjacent to Cefn Park Lodge. This Lodge is one of two which formerly served the Cefn Park estate and the only one
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