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Summer House at Voelas

A Grade II Listed Building in Pentrefoelas, Conwy

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Latitude: 53.0487 / 53°2'55"N

Longitude: -3.7168 / 3°43'0"W

OS Eastings: 285012

OS Northings: 351532

OS Grid: SH850515

Mapcode National: GBR 67.CX7J

Mapcode Global: WH66B.WM8P

Entry Name: Summer House at Voelas

Listing Date: 19 October 1998

Last Amended: 19 October 1998

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 20586

Building Class: Gardens, Parks and Urban Spaces

Location: The summer house is built in with the wall between the house and the stable yard, approximately 20m from the house.

County: Conwy

Town: Pentrefoelas

Community: Pentrefoelas

Community: Pentrefoelas

Locality: Voelas

Traditional County: Denbighshire

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Built to commemorate the golden wedding of Mr and Mrs T C Wynne-Finch by Clough Williams Ellis in the 1960s, to house items from the old family home.


A single storey pavilion, rendered, with a flat roof. The front has 3 narrow arched openings divided by pierced and glazed pilasters, a round opening over each. The elevation returns by 1 similar opening each side. Paned painted metal glazing and pairs of doors.


The interior is lined with square panelling of the C17, and has, on the back wall, a very fine late C16 or C17 oak overmantel with painted and gilded arms, within arches, topped by a cornice. On each side a further early C17 overmantel, the E of 3 arcaded bays with a central painted lion rampant, cornice and gallery, and the W, narrower, with 2 arched bays and cornice over. Painted crested arms in the centre of each panel. These items are all believed to come originally from the Wynne family home at Hen Voelas.

Reasons for Listing

Included as an interesting example of an astylar small but well detailed pavilion by Clough Williams Ellis, of group value with the house and setting at Voelas.

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  • II Laundry, stable and bothy at Voelas
    The building containing the laundry, garage, stable and bothy is set transversely at the E end of the terrace across the main S front of the house.
  • II* Voelas
    Voelas Estate lies on the W edge of the community, W of Pentrefoelas. The house stands in its own parkland overlooking the picturesque narrow valley of the Afon Conwy.
  • II Carriage house at Voelas
    The carriage house forms the S side of the service courtyard, E of the house, and backs on to the walled garden.
  • II Driveway bridge at Voelas (partly in Bro Garmon community)
    The drive to Voelas crosses a bridge over the Nant-y-coed running N-S and forming the community boundary with Bro Garmon immediately to W of the house.
  • II Garden walls, terraces, potting shed and peach house at Voelas
    The kitchen garden at Voelas lies E of the house and outbuildings on land sloping gently to the Afon Conwy. The peach-house is against the the N wall.
  • II Pont Rhyd-y-Dyfrgi
    Spans the border between the Bro Garmon and Ysbyty Ifan communities.
  • II Ty'r Peg
    Prominently located on the roadside some 300m W of the junction of the A5 with the B 4407 to Ysbyty Ifan.
  • II Pont Rhyd-y-Dyfrgi
    Spanning the Afon Conwy at the SE border of the community immediately N of the A5 and carrying the metalled drive to Voelas.

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