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Latitude: 52.9308 / 52°55'50"N
Longitude: -3.0632 / 3°3'47"W
OS Eastings: 328631
OS Northings: 337576
OS Grid: SJ286375
Mapcode National: GBR 73.MDF7
Mapcode Global: WH78C.XLJJ
Entry Name: Whitewalls
Listing Date: 29 July 1998
Last Amended: 29 July 1998
Source ID: 20259
Building Class: Domestic
Location: The house lies back from the road in its own grounds, with access off the road from Castle Road to Station Avenue.
Community: Chirk (Y Waun)
Built-Up Area: Chirk
Traditional County: Denbighshire
The building was erected in 1924 for the Edmundson family of Chirk, the architect is not recorded.
House, in free vernacular revival style. Built of white painted brickwork, with a brown plain tile hipped and sprocketed roof. Prominent ribbed chimney stacks with outsetting heads joined by a recessed panel forming an essential element in the design. Boxed eaves. Two storeys, the S garden front consists of a W end and centre hipped bays set forward and separated by a glazed sun lounge. A narrow 3rd bay at the E end. The wall offsets at a brick-on-end course at first floor sill level around the house. Paned iron cross windows with wedge brick lintels, with similar original casement windows to the first floor. A flat roofed dormer in the centre bay. At the W end, the main drawing room has a large bow window, with a timber cornice and flat lead roof. External brick stack having 3 narrow arches over windows on the ground floor, 1 to the first floor and swept shoulders to 2 joined flues. The N front has the entrance off centre opposite the main axial stack, set in a slightly recessed keyed arch; a 2-fielded panel door in a moulded frame, with pulvinating frieze and small triangular pediment. The paned metal windows on both floors are close spaced around the door to emphasise the entrance.
Not accessible at the time of inspection (January 1998).
Included as a well designed building in a free vernacular revival style reminiscent of the work of C F A Voysey of an earlier generation, and notable for retaining its original carefully considered detailing and fenestation. An important survival from this period of innovation in domestic architecture.
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