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Former Schoolroom

A Grade II Listed Building in Gresford, Wrexham

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Coordinates

Latitude: 53.087 / 53°5'13"N

Longitude: -2.9777 / 2°58'39"W

OS Eastings: 334616

OS Northings: 354864

OS Grid: SJ346548

Mapcode National: GBR 76.9H6C

Mapcode Global: WH88S.7NBT

Entry Name: Former Schoolroom

Listing Date: 3 June 1996

Last Amended: 3 June 1996

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 17677

Building Class: Education

Location: Situated on the corner of School Hill and Clappers Lane close to the centre of the village.

County: Wrexham

Community: Gresford (Gresffordd)

Community: Gresford

Built-Up Area: Gresford

Traditional County: Denbighshire

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History

Erected 1873-4 to the designs of Edward Jones, architect of Wrexham, the building which cost £2,000 was the gift of Archdeacon Wickham in memory of Thomas Vowler Short, Bishop of St. Asaph who died in 1872. The school was enlarged C20 and the schoolroom is now used as a dining hall, the schoolhouse as a private house.

Exterior

Gothic Revival style with Early English/Transitional motifs. Coursed and squared rubble, ashlar dresings, slate roof with red ridge tiles, stone chimneys. Modified I shaped plan, 1-storey schoolroom, 2-storey schoolhouse. Elevation to School Hill: to left projecting gabled bay with stone coping has 5 linked graduated lancet windows with cusped heads forming an arch. Attached range has 3 sets of paired lancets with cusped heads, to right a gabled porch with cusped opening and an inscription in memory of Bishop Vowler Short. To right projecting gable to the schoolhouse with plate tracery window. Elevation to Clappers Lane: Schoolhouse has symmetrical front; central gabled porch with arched entrance flanked by paired lancet windows with cusped heads. Upper floor has a miniature triangular dormer with trefoil light flanked by tall gabled dormers breaking through the eaves and containing plate tracery windows. Attached stone wall has Gothic style gatepiers.

Interior

Schoolroom has exposed timber roof, Schoolhouse has been altered C20 and retains simple original doors and stairs. Partial inspection at time of 1995 survey.

Group value with All Saints Parish Church.

Reasons for Listing

Listed as a good example of a school and schoolhouse in Gothic
Revival style.

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