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Bryn Goleu

A Grade II Listed Building in Marchwiel, Wrexham

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Latitude: 53.022 / 53°1'19"N

Longitude: -3.0098 / 3°0'35"W

OS Eastings: 332361

OS Northings: 347668

OS Grid: SJ323476

Mapcode National: GBR 75.FMDD

Mapcode Global: WH894.Q9YL

Plus Code: 9C5R2XCR+R3

Entry Name: Bryn Goleu

Listing Date: 3 December 1996

Last Amended: 3 December 1996

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 17873

Building Class: Domestic

Location: Situated on the W side of the S carriage drive c0.60km S of Erddig.

County: Wrexham

Community: Marchwiel (Marchwiail)

Community: Marchwiel

Locality: Erddig

Traditional County: Denbighshire

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The house originated possibly C16 or C17 and was enlarged C18. It is mentioned in a survey of the Erddig estate of 1715 where it is described as having 3 bays. It was largely refenestrated C19 probably in 1852 when estate records mention renewing and redecorating the building. Pebbledashing and other alterations later C20. The building was leased to various tenants in the years from 1716.


Painted pebbledash, slate roof, brick chimneys. One and a half and 2 storey, L shaped plan. Windows are generally multipaned cast iron. S elevation to drive is symmetrical with a pair of bay windows and a pair of hipped dormers. Right hand return has small window ground floor an a 2-sided oriel with Gothic style glazing detail, both offset to left. Rear wing has door of C18 character to left, tripartite casement to right and casement above the door. Rear of wing has oriel with gothic style glazing detail offset to left. The left hand return elevation has an external stack, door and irregular fenestration to wing including an oriel to left.


Not inspected at time of 1996 survey but a report of 1984 states that chamfered ceiling beams and some evidence of the roof structure, including windbraces, were visible, and that a number of early doors survived.

Reasons for Listing

Listed as an example of a C16 or C17 house which was enlarged C18 and retains decorative Victorian fenestration; also for historical associations with the Erddig estate.

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  • II The Lodge
    Situated on the W side of the S Carriage drive c0.5km S of Erddig.
  • II Plas Grono Lodge
    At the entrance to Erddig Park from Hafod Road on the W side of the Park
  • II Hafod-y-bwch Bridge
    Carries the by-road from Rhostyllen to Erddig Park over the Glanyrafon Brook on the edge of the Park.
  • II Gatepiers and gates to the forecourt at Erddig
    Situated on the drive forming the entrance to the forecourt on the W front at Erddig, c0.1km S of the house.
  • II Coachman's House
    Situated beside the coach drive c0.1km S of Erddig.
  • II Former Haybarn to Outer Yard
    Attached to the S side of the stableblock at Erddig and forming the W range of the outer yard, to S of the house.
  • II Dog Yard Range
    Situated in a range of estate buildings S of Erddig on the S side of the limeyard.
  • II Sawmill
    Situated on the E side of the outer yard S of the stables and house.

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