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Cae Mynydd

A Grade II Listed Building in Minera, Wrexham

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Coordinates

Latitude: 53.0552 / 53°3'18"N

Longitude: -3.0911 / 3°5'27"W

OS Eastings: 326968

OS Northings: 351439

OS Grid: SJ269514

Mapcode National: GBR 71.CKNN

Mapcode Global: WH77S.HG9N

Entry Name: Cae Mynydd

Listing Date: 22 April 1998

Last Amended: 22 April 1998

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 19716

Building Class: Domestic

Location: Situated on the SW side of the B5426 some 400m SW of the centre of Minera.

County: Wrexham

Town: Wrexham

Community: Minera (Mwynglawdd)

Community: Minera

Traditional County: Denbighshire

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History

Earlier C19 house on a site occupied since at least c1600. The Minera Tithe Map of 1845 shows Cae Mynydd as being owned and occupied by Lettitia Phillips. She also occupied the surrounding 42 acres (17ha) which was owned by Richard Venables Kyrke. The Kyrke or Kirk family owned an area of the Minera lead mines which included the Speedwell Shaft and Phillips Shaft in the early C19. Part of Cae Mynydd was used for a period as the village post office.

Exterior

House, colourwashed stucco with hipped roof of graded slates, flat boarded eaves and roughcast end stacks. Two-storey, 3-window front of some scale with large 16-pane sashes and painted thick sills. Centre arched door in fine open pedimented timber doorcase, the pediment on consoles with modillions within pediment. Imposts below consoles and piers with outer Greek-key ornament. Reveals to door are panelled with 8-sided panels of varying length, 2 each side, and 2 in arch soffit. Doors are double 3-panel, the panels fielded and 8-sided to top and centre, rectangular to bottom. Pattern of door panels is echoed in reveals. Fanlight has thin intersecting glazing bars. Blank end walls. To rear NE is heavily altered rear wing including fragments of an earlier house, of which the only visible external feature is a battered truncated chimney. This is an end stack of a lower parallel rear range otherwise thoroughly modernised, with an attached range at right angles, running N.

Interior

Front rooms have original plaster cornices together with panelled shutters and iron retaining bar.

Reasons for Listing

Included as a substantial earlier C19 house in late Georgian style.

Other nearby listed buildings

  • II Ty Brith
    Situated in Minera some 100m W of the bridge over the Afon Clywedog on the B5426.
  • II Plas Gwyn including Plas Bychan
    Situated just W of the centre of Minera between the B5426 and the minor road to Gwynfryn.
  • II Church of St Mary
    Situated some 300m NW of the centre of Minera, N of the minor road to Gwynfryn.
  • II Pen-y-Nant
    Situated some 500m W of the centre of Minera, S of a minor road to Gwynfryn.
  • II Maelor View
    Situated in New Brighton towards the NW end of the highest level of buildings on the hillside overlooking Minera.
  • II Maelor House
    Situated in New Brighton towards the NW end of the highest level of buildings on the hillside overlooking Minera.
  • II Offa View
    Situated in New Brighton towards the NW end of the highest level of buildings on the hillside overlooking Minera.
  • II Chimney near Meadow Engine House
    Situated just NW of the Meadow Engine House in the Minera Lead Mines and Country Park some 1km S of the centre of Minera.

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