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Meifod

A Grade II Listed Building in Rossett, Wrexham

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Coordinates

Latitude: 53.107 / 53°6'25"N

Longitude: -2.9611 / 2°57'39"W

OS Eastings: 335755

OS Northings: 357082

OS Grid: SJ357570

Mapcode National: GBR 77.87U3

Mapcode Global: WH88S.H55D

Entry Name: Meifod

Listing Date: 18 October 1996

Last Amended: 18 October 1996

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 17459

Building Class: Domestic

Location: Situated to the north side of Llay Road and to the west of the River Alyn. Adjacent to the former Lodge to Stoneleigh House.

County: Wrexham

Community: Rossett (Yr Orsedd)

Community: Rossett

Locality: Burton

Traditional County: Denbighshire

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History

Date stone of 1818 identifies Meifod as one of the estate houses constructed during the stewardship of Trevalyn held by John Boydell. Hubbard claims that upper storey is later. No discernible evidence in the fabric to suggest such a claim and 1818 is entirely consistent with the building of such houses throughout Rossett, Gresford, and Marford, as Hubbard argues elsewhere.

Exterior

Two-storey, painted, pebble-dashed brick construction. Pitched slate roof. Cottage Orne style of the Picturesque movement. Symmetrically composed front elevation under central dentilated broken triangular pediment. Pediment encloses date stone of 1818. Brick dentilated cornice tops highly distinctive undulating, or convex, treatment of the facade. Purlins exposed to pediment and gable ends to east and west. Ogee-arched Gothick windows to ground floor with later uPVC windows inserted; similar square-headed windows to 1st floor. To east and west returns blind circular window with quatrefoil. Blocked ogee doorway to east, new chimney stacks, and rear extension with catslide roof suggest alteration in late C19/early C20.

Interior

Internal inspection not possible at time of 1995 re-survey.

Reasons for Listing

Listed, notwithstanding replacement windows, as an example, dated 1818, of the distinctive picturesque estate houses constructed during the Stewardship of Trevalyn held by John Boydell.

Other nearby listed buildings

  • II The Stone House
    Located in its own grounds off the B5102, Llay Road, and approached by private drive. Site enclosed by stone garden walls, to match fabric of house, and containing much of original garden lay-out.
  • II 1 Yew Tree Cottages
    On south side of B 5102 Llay Road as it begins to ascend Croes Howell Hill. Approx. 1.2 km west of Rossett, at right angles to road.
  • II 2 Yew Tree Cottages
    On south side of B 5102 Llay Road as it begins to ascend Croes Howell Hill. Approx. 1.2 km west of Rossett, at right angles to road.
  • II Outbuilding range immediately E of Yew Tree Farm
    On south side of the B 5102, Llay Road, as it begins to ascend Croeshowell Hill. Approx. 1.2.km west of Rossett. Immediately to the east of Yew Tree Farm, close to the cottages and adjoining contemp
  • II Pistyll Bank
    Situated on the N side of Springfield Lane.
  • 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 Gatepiers and attached Walls flanking main drive entrance to Roft Castle House
    Situated on the S side of Springfield Lane.
  • II Roft Castle Stables
    Situated on the S side of Springfield Lane near the NW edge of the village.

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