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Wood Bank

A Grade II Listed Building in Trevor, Wrexham

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Coordinates

Latitude: 52.9718 / 52°58'18"N

Longitude: -3.0913 / 3°5'28"W

OS Eastings: 326813

OS Northings: 342160

OS Grid: SJ268421

Mapcode National: GBR 71.JZK0

Mapcode Global: WH785.HK6M

Entry Name: Wood Bank

Listing Date: 11 June 1998

Last Amended: 11 June 1998

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 19970

Building Class: Domestic

Location: Situated on hillside between B5434 and Llangollen Canal, overlooking the Dee valley and Pont Cysyllte. Although the rear of house is built tight against the canal bank the gardens at front have been

County: Wrexham

Town: Llangollen

Community: Llangollen Rural (Llangollen Wledig)

Community: Llangollen Rural

Locality: Trevor

Built-Up Area: Trevor

Traditional County: Denbighshire

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History

Late C18 house. Reputed to be Telford's drawing office during construction of Ellesmere Canal (renamed Llangollen Canal, 1963) and Pontcysyllte Acqueduct (1795-1805). The constricted space between rear of house and canal bank suggests that the house was built before the final line of the Llangollen Feeder (1804-08) had been determined. Shown on 1838 Tithe Map as 'house and offices, malt kiln and croft', owned by Ellesmere Canal Company and occupied by Thomas Butterton. The malt-house, on site below and SE of house, has been demolished.

Exterior

Georgian-style 2-storey, double-fronted house in local rubble stone with tooled ashlar quoins. Lowish pitch, hipped and slated roof with overhanging eaves and central, red-brick chimney-stack. 16-pane horned sash lower windows with wood surrounds (upper parts replaced) to symmetrical front elevation; upper windows, 16-pane to W and 12-pane to E; central doorway with wood surround and double, 3-panelled doors. Later single-storey extension to W incorporates stone pillars which may have belonged to original entrance porch. Plain side elevations. 2-storey rear wing with lower roof built in two phases at right angles to main block. Corners of later phase of rear wing are chamfered. Curved bread oven at E junction between two phases of rear wing. Later single-storey lean-to extension to W of rear wing.

Interior

Symmetrical plan with small entrance lobby backing on to central chimney-stack. Stairs at rear of chimney-stack. Living Room to W has wood-boarded floor and plain plaster ceiling; Dining Room to E has wood-boarded floor and timber joist ceiling; both rooms with wood-surrounded fireplaces backing on to each other. Original kitchen has quarry tiled floor, timber joist ceiling and wide-arched fireplace with original grating. Bread oven opens off rear extension.

Reasons for Listing

Listed as a fine and well-preserved example of late Georgian villa-type house.

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