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No 18, Oakmount

A Grade II Listed Building in Gresford, Wrexham

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Coordinates

Latitude: 53.0949 / 53°5'41"N

Longitude: -2.9573 / 2°57'26"W

OS Eastings: 335991

OS Northings: 355731

OS Grid: SJ359557

Mapcode National: GBR 77.924L

Mapcode Global: WH88S.JGZQ

Entry Name: No 18, Oakmount

Listing Date: 3 June 1996

Last Amended: 3 June 1996

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 17693

Building Class: Domestic

Location: Situated in its own grounds close to the end of Sunnyridge Avenue which is on the uphill side of Marford.

County: Wrexham

Community: Gresford (Gresffordd)

Community: Gresford

Locality: Marford

Built-Up Area: Gresford

Traditional County: Denbighshire

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History

Built in 1936 for Mr J Ellis of Rossett, the house was designed by Wilfrid Beeston architect of Prenton and the builder was J Parker of Chester. The house takes advantage of its commanding hillside site to give views across the valley.

Exterior

Modern Movement style flat-roofed house with irregular plan with curved bays. 2 and 3-storeys with enclosed roof-top solarium; smooth cement-render with exposed brick plinth and chimney detailing. Original fenestration with Crittall-type metal windows. Elevation to the road has asymmetrically placed entrance with original door flanked by two windows. Above is a simple shaped canopy, and on the 1st floor is a tall window. To the right there is one window to the upper floor and two windows to ground floor. A third storey is set back and attached to the solarium which originally may have been open and is now glazed. Garden elevation has a boldly projecting two-storey curved bay with Crittall-style metal French windows. To the left is an attached lower range with garage doors and a window over.

Interior

Interior not accessible at time of inspection (January 1996).

Reasons for Listing

Listed for its special interest as a rare British example of a well-designed and little altered Modern Movement style house.

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