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The Turnpike

A Grade II Listed Building in Abergele, Conwy

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Latitude: 53.2723 / 53°16'20"N

Longitude: -3.5519 / 3°33'6"W

OS Eastings: 296606

OS Northings: 376153

OS Grid: SH966761

Mapcode National: GBR 3ZML.TP

Mapcode Global: WH65G.D0VR

Entry Name: The Turnpike

Listing Date: 5 August 1997

Last Amended: 5 August 1997

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 18694

Building Class: Transport

Location: The house is set close to the road, approximately 850m from the centre of St George village, and 150m NW of the Nant Ddu road junction.

County: Conwy

Town: Abergele

Community: Abergele

Community: Abergele

Locality: St George

Traditional County: Denbighshire

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A toll house built c1850 on the early C19 turnpike road from Abergele through Kinmel Park to St Asaph. The turnpike was moved in 1863 by Act of Parliament during enparkment, to the line of the old A55.


Built of polygonal Carboniferous limestone with ashlar dressings and a slate half-hipped roof. Gothic style. One storey and attic, 2.5 bays, comprising a half-bay on the left containing the recessed and pointed arched framed and boarded door. To the left, a canted bay set under a sprocketed pyramidal roof, having paired shouldered lights on each face. The right bay (W) is wider, and has triple shouldered lights. Two similar single lights on the E gable end and a trangular oriel window to the attic floor at each end of the building. A C20 extension has been added to the rear. Brick stack.

Reasons for Listing

Included as a well-preserved example of a mid C19 toll cottage in a Tudor-Gothic style.

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  • II Former Brewhouse at Faerdre
    Located immediately opposite Faerdre, facing the house accross a partly rock-cut farmyard.
  • II Primary Barn at Faerdre
    Located 20m to the E of Faerdre, facing a farmyard.
  • II* Faerdre
    Located on a rise at the NE boundary of the community, approximately 1km SW of the village of St George; accessed via a farm track running NW from Faerdre Hill lane and set behind low rubble enclosing
  • II* Hendre-fawr
    Located on fertile drained flat lands between Abergele and Rhuddlan, and accessed by a farm road, 1m E of Abergele.
  • II Mausoleum in Churchyard of the Church of St George
    Set close to the N boundary of the churchyard, W of the W end of the church, adjacent to the site of the former church.
  • II 4 Main Street
    Located on the S side of the main street. No 4 stands at the W end, adjoining a narrow passage to the rear.
  • II Outbuilding at Hendre-fawr including yard walls.
    The outbuilding is set parallel to the NW wing of the farmhouse, and encloses a service yard, which is walled to the SW.
  • II 5 Main Street
    Located on the S side of the main street. No 5 is the second from the W end.

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