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Ysgoldy Brynhyfryd and two integrated Houses

A Grade II Listed Building in Trevor, Wrexham

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Latitude: 52.9786 / 52°58'42"N

Longitude: -3.1096 / 3°6'34"W

OS Eastings: 325594

OS Northings: 342932

OS Grid: SJ255429

Mapcode National: GBR 71.J75G

Mapcode Global: WH785.6DHF

Entry Name: Ysgoldy Brynhyfryd and two integrated Houses

Listing Date: 11 June 1998

Last Amended: 11 June 1998

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 19965

Building Class: Religious, Ritual and Funerary

Location: Situated alongside steeply sloping road at upper end of Garth and 75 m. below junction with Pen-y-gaer Road.

County: Wrexham

Town: Llangollen

Community: Llangollen Rural (Llangollen Wledig)

Community: Llangollen Rural

Locality: Garth

Built-Up Area: Trevor

Traditional County: Denbighshire

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Mid-C19 nonconformist chapel erected in 1847 at a cost of £600 for the Calvinistic Methodist movement (later Presbyterian Church of Wales), and partly rebuilt in 1885. It appears to have replaced an earlier chapel shown on 1838 Tithe Map 200m SE. The "separate and entire building with two dwelling houses under" noted in the 1851 Religious Census refers to the main building; the 1885 rebuilding probably refers to the schoolroom added at NW. The chapel was closed in 1994. Chapel, Schoolroom and houses were unoccupied at the time of inspection, the houses undergoing up-grading and refurbishment.


Rough tooled ashlared sandstone walls throughout with slate roof, hipped to south, gable to north, with conical metal ventilator and brick stacks. A gaunt building with chapel on upper (2nd) floor with added NW schoolroom wing at same level and two side-entry back-to-back houses occupying two lower floors and built into sloping ground. The steep fall of the ground allows direct access from the road to dwellings at ground floor as well as the chapel at 2nd floor levels. 3-storey, three-window range east elevation facing road incorporating off-centre gablet beneath chimney, with widely spaced tall 8-pane windows with cross-form timber mullions and narrow marginal panes on upper floor, a sash window to first floor and a sash window and door to ground floor. 3-storey, two-window range south elevation with 6-pane windows with cross-form timber mullions on upper floor, sash windows (12-pane with horns to left house) to first floor and sash windows (16-pane without horns to left house) and twin doorways to ground floor. 1-storey three-window range north elevation with triple round-headed vent openings at high level, name plaque beneath and closely spaced small windows with cross-form timber mullions below. Entrance doorway with architrave and corniced parapet above to (later ?) vestibule leading to chapel and schoolroom. 1-storey three-window south elevation to schoolroom has similar windows to chapel; other walls are blank. Heavy, thick slates to schoolroom roof.


Plain walls and 3-bay ceiling with three plaster ceiling roses to chapel. Houses unoccupied and interiors not inspected.

Reasons for Listing

Listed for its special interest in incorporating in section a Nonconformist chapel and a pair of houses within a single building on steep site, and retaining mid-C19 character.

Other nearby listed buildings

  • II Trevor Tower Cottage
    Situated in Tower Wood 20 m west of Trevor Tower and about 0.5 km north of Garth. The house is located at lower ground level adjacent to a retaining wall.
  • II Trevor Tower
    Situated on SE edge of Tower Wood on hillside overlooking Vale of Llangollen, about 0.5 km north of Garth.
  • I Trevor Hall
    Set in a wooded hillside location overlooking its own parkland and the eastern end of the vale of Llangollen.
  • II U-Plan Farm Group at Trevor Hall Farm
    Situated immediately downhill to east of Trevor Hall and beside main driveway; set into slope with open farmyard facing east. About 1km west of Trevor.
  • II Summer-house & Walled Garden with Ha-ha and Gate Piers at Trevor Hall
    Situated immediately south of main front of Trevor Hall and overlooking Vale of Llangollen.
  • II Trevor Church
    Stuated in the former grounds of, and 200 m SE of Trevor Hall. About 1km west of Trevor.
  • II Bridge No 40
    Bridge over Llangollen Canal, S of main road and N of River Dee; between the Sun Inn PH and Bryn Howel Hotel.
  • II Outbuildings at Plas Ifa
    Situated in farmyard of Plas Ifa on hillside above A539.

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