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The Trefnant Inn

A Grade II Listed Building in Trefnant, Denbighshire

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Latitude: 53.2244 / 53°13'27"N

Longitude: -3.4219 / 3°25'18"W

OS Eastings: 305165

OS Northings: 370654

OS Grid: SJ051706

Mapcode National: GBR 6M.0WT0

Mapcode Global: WH76V.D6RX

Entry Name: The Trefnant Inn

Listing Date: 9 January 1998

Last Amended: 9 January 1998

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 19203

Building Class: Commercial

Location: Prominently located at the crossroads in the centre of the village.

County: Denbighshire

Town: Denbigh

Community: Trefnant

Community: Trefnant

Built-Up Area: Trefnant

Traditional County: Denbighshire

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Former house (?) dated 1806, with adjacent stable range. This was extended to the S and reorientated eastwards in the third-quarter C19; at the same time the gap between primary house and stables appears to have been infilled.


L-shaped inn complex consisting of a 2-storey, 3-bay main section facing E, with the earlier section at right-angles to the SW, together with an adjoining stable range. Limestone rubble construction, the main (later C19) section of squared blocks, with slate roofs, that to the stable range of economical, overlapping type; plain end chimneys to the domestic ranges. The main section is symmetrical and has a central entrance with wooden doorcase and re-used, early C19 6-panel door (octagonal upper panels); segmental fanlight above. Recessed 12-pane flanking sash windows to ground floor, with projecting slate sills, plain slate lintels and modern external shutters; similar 9-pane windows to the first floor. The SW (earlier) section adjoins at right-angles, its NE gable advanced and with a modern window (formerly an entrance) to the ground floor. Of 3 bays and 2 stories, with a raised ground floor above basement. In the centre a blocked entrance with limestone voussoirs to cambered head (the door of the later section may have originated in this position); above this is an inset slate date plaque with the initials ME LL and the date 1806. Flanking this are 4-pane later C19 sashes in original brick-cambered openings, with a modern basement window to bottom L. Tall, 8-pane C19 sash window to upper floor at R, under the eaves; modern window to L. Further sash window to the rear of the main section with continuously-roofed brick outshut to L; single-storey brick extension with catslide roof to rear of primary block, with tall brick chimney.

Adjoining the primary block is a stable/agricultural range of two periods, the shorter first section being a later C19 infill and the longer, stepped-up section beyond being primary. The former has an external stone-stepped access to an upper catslide dormer entrance (now blocked), and a further blocked ground-floor opening to R. The main section has 3 segmentally-headed entrances with limestone voussoirs and boarded doors in pegged frames; between the last two a further, former entrance, now reduced to form a boarded window; 2 tiers of ventilation slits.Blocked opening to rear of this range at L with timber lintel; further ventilation slits and a large modern boarded entrance to R.


Plain, modernised interiors.

Reasons for Listing

Included as a prominently-sited C19 village inn with late Georgian origins.

Other nearby listed buildings

  • II Trefnant School
    Located at the South-western edge of the village, 60m NE of the church; set back from the road behind a metalled forecourt.
  • II Trefnant School House
    Adjoining the school to the rear (E) and set back slightly from the road.
  • II Lychgate at Holy Trinity Church
    Prominently located on the roadside in front of the church and set into the stone churchyard boundary wall.
  • II* Holy Trinity Church
    Located at the south-western edge of the village, set back within its churchyard to the NW of the Henllan to Trefnant Road.
  • II Former Rectory
    Located at the South-western edge of the village, 60m SW of the church; set back from the road behind a metalled forecourt.
  • II Milestone
    Located on the roadside, set back on the edge of a pavement, approximately 80m SE of the crossroads between the main road, Nant-y-Park Road and the B5381.
  • II Middle Lodge
    Located at the NE boundary of the community, approximately 1.2km NE of Trefnant village; sited on the NE side of the unclassified road from Trefnant to Tremeirchion.
  • II Plas Newydd Lodge, including associated gates and screen walls
    On the road-side at the northern boundary of the community.

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