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Former Church School

A Grade II Listed Building in Llanarmon-yn-Ial, Denbighshire

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Latitude: 53.0962 / 53°5'46"N

Longitude: -3.2094 / 3°12'33"W

OS Eastings: 319116

OS Northings: 356128

OS Grid: SJ191561

Mapcode National: GBR 6X.8T2B

Mapcode Global: WH77J.NFYQ

Entry Name: Former Church School

Listing Date: 29 May 1998

Last Amended: 29 May 1998

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 19895

Building Class: Education

Location: Situated just S of churchyard wall of church of St Garmon.

County: Denbighshire

Community: Llanarmon-yn-Ial (Llanarmon-yn-Iâl)

Community: Llanarmon-yn-Ial

Locality: Llanarmon yn Ial

Traditional County: Denbighshire

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Former church school, 1777, built with schoolroom over basement teacher's residence, called Tan yr Ysgol. Altered probably in C19 and presently used as a church room, the basement for storage. The 1844 Tithe Map has a house and garden owned by W Jones, occupied by R Humphreys on the site. The benefaction boards within record that it cost £62 to build. It remained in use until the board school opened in 1871.


Church hall, formerly school. Rubble stone with slate roof overhanging at gable ends. Small brick end stacks, W end stack on stone external chimneybreast. Two-storey to S, but built into bank such that entry to schoolroom on N is at ground level. S side has 4 long first floor windows, probably altered in C19, divided into 3 lights by vertical thin bars, the horizontal bars irregular. Ground floor has window, door, window, door, window, all boarded in, with cambered heads and stone voussoirs. End walls have single basement window each, also with stone voussoirs. Rear N has large gabled stone porch, entered from W side, one 3-light window to left similar to those on front and C20 addition to right.


Three roof trusses with double collars. W end has 4 plaques, 3 with Lord's Prayer, Creed and Commandments in Welsh, fourth with the list of benefactors of 1777.

Reasons for Listing

Listed as an unusual example of a late C18 school, retaining its early character and forming a group with the Church of St Garmon.

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Other nearby listed buildings

  • I Church of St Garmon
    Situated in the centre of Llanarmon village.
  • II The Old Vicarage
    Situated facing E over churchyard in Llanarmon yn Ial village.
  • II Bier House and Gates at Church of St Garmon
    Situated on W side of N entry into Llanarmon churchyard.
  • II Yale Cottage
    Situated on N side of road running W from village centre, some 100m WSW of the Raven Inn.
  • II Llwyn Onn
    Situated on the E side of Ffordd Rhiw Ial, that runs N from the village centre, and some 80m N of the Raven Inn.
  • II Pont Llanarmon
    Situated some 230m E of the church, by Llanarmon Mill.
  • II Plas Isaf
    Situated on E bank of River Alyn, just N of Pont Llanarmon.
  • II Alyn Bank
    Situated on E bank of the River Alyn, approached by drive off B5431, some 350m SSW of Llanarmon village.

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