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Y Craig Wen

A Grade II Listed Building in Menai Bridge, Isle of Anglesey

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Latitude: 53.2291 / 53°13'44"N

Longitude: -4.1611 / 4°9'39"W

OS Eastings: 255838

OS Northings: 372407

OS Grid: SH558724

Mapcode National: GBR 5N.0HPW

Mapcode Global: WH547.13SB

Plus Code: 9C5Q6RHQ+JH

Entry Name: Y Craig Wen

Listing Date: 18 July 1997

Last Amended: 18 July 1997

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 18566

Building Class: Domestic

Location: Set back from the road in an elevated position overlooking the Menai Strait, N of the town centre and reached by a private driveway.

County: Isle of Anglesey

Town: Menai Bridge

Community: Menai Bridge (Porthaethwy)

Community: Menai Bridge

Built-Up Area: Menai Bridge

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Townhouse of c1830-40, built during the early growth of the town following the building of Menai Suspension Bridge in 1826.


A 2 storey, T-plan house; principal elevation a 3 window range with slightly advanced central bay to front. Walls and stacks to either side of central bay rendered and painted, slate roof with projecting verges. Entrance is in right hand gable return, in an unusually finely detailed trellis-work porch with turned finials, fretted barge boards and lozenge-patterned lattice work in Chinoiserie style. This is flanked by 12-pane hornless sashes to the right, blind window spaces to the left. Main elevation articulated by advanced gabled central bay, and 3 lesser gables over other bays. The right hand of these has 12-pane sash window to each floor; central and left hand bays each have small paned sashes in canted bay window to ground floor, tripartite sash window above, stressed by hood mould in central bay only.


Original open string dog leg staircase with stick balusters, some fireplaces remain and one pair of panelled window shutters.

Reasons for Listing

Included as a well preserved early C19 villa retaining some fine detail including the porch. A good example of the villa style which was a characteristic of Menai Bridge's development as a town following the building of the Menai Suspension Bridge in 1826.

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