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Former Stables at New Sontley Farm

A Grade II Listed Building in Marchwiel, Wrexham

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Coordinates

Latitude: 53.0271 / 53°1'37"N

Longitude: -2.9945 / 2°59'40"W

OS Eastings: 333396

OS Northings: 348216

OS Grid: SJ333482

Mapcode National: GBR 75.FC40

Mapcode Global: WH894.Z56Q

Entry Name: Former Stables at New Sontley Farm

Listing Date: 3 December 1996

Last Amended: 3 December 1996

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 17877

Building Class: Domestic

Location: Situated at the S side of the forecourt in front of New Sontley Farm, c0.9 km W of Erddig.

County: Wrexham

Community: Marchwiel (Marchwiail)

Community: Marchwiel

Locality: Erddig

Traditional County: Denbighshire

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History

Early C18 former stables now converted into barns and shippon; the site behind the building is thought to have housed a threshing machine. Part of a larger complex, which included a late C17 house and early C18 coach house. The former stables and coach house were designed as a reflected pair on opposite sides of the square courtyard. New Sontley was bought by Philip Yorke of Erddig from David Roberts c1770 for £7,879.

Exterior

Red brick in Flemish bond with hipped slate roof, heavily rusticated stone quoins, moulded stone plinth, cornice and low parapet. 7 bays wide; central 3 pedimented bays with circular blind opening in the tympanum project forward. Original openings mostly now blocked, a number of vertical ventilation slits to right hand return side. Left hand return elevation again much altered with later openings and vertical ventilations slits. Right hand return elevation similarly altered with to upper storey diamond patterned ventilators.

Attached to rear is a later brick haybarn with 5 wide arches to E elevation.

Interior

Interior not inspected at time of 1996 survey but is said to have been completely remodelled in connection with its present agricultural use.

Reasons for Listing

Listed as a good example of an early C18 building which retains much of its external character.

Group value with New Sontley Farmhouse.

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