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Allington Farm Gatehouse

A Grade II Listed Building in Gresford, Wrexham

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Coordinates

Latitude: 53.0952 / 53°5'42"N

Longitude: -2.9456 / 2°56'44"W

OS Eastings: 336775

OS Northings: 355748

OS Grid: SJ367557

Mapcode National: GBR 77.94YR

Mapcode Global: WH88S.QGJJ

Entry Name: Allington Farm Gatehouse

Listing Date: 3 June 1996

Last Amended: 3 June 1996

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 17681

Building Class: Domestic

Location: Situated on a drive off the W side of Cox Lane c 0.8km E of Marford.

County: Wrexham

Community: Gresford (Gresffordd)

Community: Gresford

Locality: Allington

Traditional County: Denbighshire

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History

The structure has design elements similar to those of the Trevalyn Estate buildings at Marford suggesting historical links with the estate. Probably early C19.

Exterior

Painted brick, stone dressings. Symmetrical with central block flanked by lower blocks all with parapets with stone copings concealing roofs. Central arched entrance with stone surround and decorative keystone painted black. Above this is an opening with ogee head and stone cill. Flanking blocks each have blind openings with stone cills and ogee heads. Stone corbels part-way up the outer walls support brick piers beside which are outlets feeding cast iron rainwater goods. Return elevations have plank doors with shaped strap hinges to small storage rooms. Rear elevation to garden as front but lacks rainwater goods. The building is attached to garden walls which run around the farmhouse.

Interior

Roof structure to the tall central block has been altered C20. It contains a water tank.

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Reasons for Listing

Listed as an unusual example of a gatehouse in picturesque style characteristic of the Trevalyn Estate buildings at Marford.

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