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Canister Cottage

A Grade II Listed Building in Rossett, Wrexham

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Latitude: 53.1113 / 53°6'40"N

Longitude: -2.9423 / 2°56'32"W

OS Eastings: 337020

OS Northings: 357537

OS Grid: SJ370575

Mapcode National: GBR 77.85S5

Mapcode Global: WH88S.S234

Plus Code: 9C5V4365+G3

Entry Name: Canister Cottage

Listing Date: 18 October 1996

Last Amended: 18 November 1996

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 17455

Building Class: Domestic

Location: Situated in its own enclosed garden to the eastern side of the Chester Road. Opposite open agricultural land farmed by Rossett Hall Farm.

County: Wrexham

Community: Rossett (Yr Orsedd)

Community: Rossett

Built-Up Area: Rossett

Traditional County: Denbighshire

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Originally built late C18/early C19 as four cottages, of cluster house type, for estate staff of nearby Rossett Hall. Recently converted to one dwelling. Said to have been extended to the rear by the addition of a modern conservatory.


Two storey cottage, of brick covered in grey grit render. Pyramidal pitched slate roof, brick dentilated cornice. Central chimney stack. Retains small-pane 2-light casement windows. Front elevation is symmetrically composed of three bays, with a blind door to the centre and blind window above. Flanked either side by two casement windows. Original front doors to cottages to left and right are set back from the building line but which is now continued by new hardwood, half-glazed, entrance porches.


Internal inspection not possible at the time of re-survey in December 1995. Said to retain some of its original internal character despite changes to planform.

Reasons for Listing

Listed as a good example of estate workers housing of the late C18/early C19 and for its relationship to Rossett Hall.

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Other nearby listed buildings

  • II Rossett Hall Hotel
    Located in its own grounds and set back from the north side of the B 5445 Chester Road, and with Rossett Hall Farm to the north. Reached by a private drive from the road opposite the corner of Rosse
  • II Llyndir Hall Hotel
    Situated in its own grounds approx. 1 km north of Rossett. Currently reached by new access made from Llyndir Lane.
  • II Rossett War Memorial
    Located in the graveyard of Christ Church, Rossett, adjacent to its front wall to Chester Road as it turns a corner towards Marford and crosses the River Alyn.
  • II Christ Church
    Located to the north of the B 5102 Chester road as it turns south towards the Alyn Bridge. Reached by a Lych gate with carved bargeboards and an inscription dated 1899.
  • II Darland Hall
    Located to the south of Darland Lane approximately 1km off the B 5445 Chester Road, set back in its own garden.
  • II Pergola and gazebo at Darland Hall
    Located in the rear garden of Darland Hall to the east side of the Hall.
  • II* Rossett Mill
    Situated slightly back from the north-west of the B 5102 Chester Road and to the north of the main village of Rossett. Stands in its own grounds with new stable developments to the rear south of the A
  • II The Courtyard (formerly known as Trevalyn Hall Service Wing)
    Situated, and adjoined to, the rear of Trevalyn Hall by a linking corridor and Porter's Lodge. In its own grounds to the south-east of the B5102, Chester Road.

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