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Laundry, stable and bothy at Voelas

A Grade II Listed Building in Pentrefoelas, Conwy

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Coordinates

Latitude: 53.0485 / 53°2'54"N

Longitude: -3.7165 / 3°42'59"W

OS Eastings: 285029

OS Northings: 351518

OS Grid: SH850515

Mapcode National: GBR 67.CXB4

Mapcode Global: WH66B.WMDS

Entry Name: Laundry, stable and bothy at Voelas

Listing Date: 19 October 1998

Last Amended: 19 October 1998

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 20587

Building Class: Domestic

Location: 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.

County: Conwy

Town: Pentrefoelas

Community: Pentrefoelas

Community: Pentrefoelas

Locality: Voelas

Traditional County: Denbighshire

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History

Built in the mid C19 as a service range to the earlier house built 1856-1858 for Charles Wynn-Finch at Voelas. The Brochmael stone affixed to the wall is C5 or early C6, from a nearby Early Christian cemetery.

Exterior

Built of rendered stone, with slate roofs and crested ridges, one section over the laundry raised as a hipped ventilated saddleback. One storey with attic accommodation over. On the ground floor facing the terrace, a lean-to verandah supported on bracketed timber posts. Boarded door. The upper floor is lit by windows in two steeply gabled raised dormers. The bothy, at the S end is built of squared rubble, and forms a quadrant on plan to join the S range of the stables. Three 2-light windows and a dentilled cornice.

Within the verandah, is the Brochmael Stone. This was found in 1821 274.32m E of Pont Hendre-isaf in an early-Christian cemetery of c40 graves during Telford's re-engineering of the road. It is fixed by metal cramps to the wall. Scheduled as an Ancient Monument (No 8/0844/DE96(CON)R) under its proper name of the Brohomagli Stone.

The rear has two similar raised dormers with timber casement windows. Two smaller windows on the ground floor and two carriage houses, now garages.

Reasons for Listing

Included as a typical mid C19 range of estate buildings, but largely for group value with the Grade II* house and gardens at Voelas.

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Other nearby listed buildings

  • II Summer House at Voelas
    The summer house is built in with the wall between the house and the stable yard, approximately 20m from the house.
  • 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* 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 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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