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The Rectory

A Grade II Listed Building in Nantglyn, Denbighshire

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Latitude: 53.15 / 53°9'0"N

Longitude: -3.4844 / 3°29'3"W

OS Eastings: 300821

OS Northings: 362460

OS Grid: SJ008624

Mapcode National: GBR 6K.5D35

Mapcode Global: WH662.F2ZY

Entry Name: The Rectory

Listing Date: 15 December 1998

Last Amended: 15 December 1998

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 20992

Building Class: Domestic

Location: Located approximately 1km NE of Nantglyn village, raised up on a bank to the E of the road from Denbigh to Nantglyn; immediately E of the old Pont Newydd. The house is set into a hillslope.

County: Denbighshire

Town: Denbigh

Community: Nantglyn

Community: Nantglyn

Locality: Pont Newydd

Traditional County: Denbighshire

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The new rectory at Bont Newydd is recorded as having been built in 1823 on land purchased from Richard Wilding of Llanrhaedr Hall, Esq, for £126 5s (£126.25). The rectory was extended to the rear in the later C19.


Late Regency 2-storey rectory of rough-dressed, coursed slate-stone rubble under a hipped slate roof; 2 central chimneys, that to the rear with modern brick stack. Originally of L-plan, the rear angle was subsequently filled with an extruded addition. Symmetrical 3-bay facade with 2 steps up to a central entrance. Deeply-recessed original 6-panel door, its lower panels blind and the upper 4 fielded; plain 3-pane rectangular overlight. Original 12- and 9-pane unhorned sashes to the ground and first floors respectively, with segmentally-arched heads and projecting slate sills; later plaster architraves survive in part. Six-pane cellar light to R bay, the glazing renewed. The garden side, to the L (S) is roughcast. This has a late C19 tripartite sash window (of 4-, 12- and 4-pane sections) and modern French windows to the R; 9-pane sashes, as before, to the first floor. The N (service) side has a late C19 entrance with 4-panel door, with the original cambered entrance to the R (now reduced and with a modern window). Beyond the former is the additional section. This has 2 cambered sash windows of 9-panes each to both floors, with brick voussoirs; further, similar window to the first-floor rear.


Slate-flagged floor to entrance hall. Narrow pine well stair with plain stick balusters and swept rail, returned on the first floor to create a galleried landing; scrolled tread-ends and panelled sides. Turned newel post, a replacement of c1890. Panelled shutters to principal windows and 6-panel pine doors with simple narrow architraves. Plain slate fireplace to the former drawing room, and white marble fireplace to the dining room, both apparently primary.

Reasons for Listing

Listed for its special interest as a late Regency rectory retaining good external and some original internal character.

Group value with Pont Newydd.

Other nearby listed buildings

  • II Pont Newydd
    Located some 200m NE of Nantglyn village spanning the Afon Ystrad and carrying the old Denbigh to Nantglyn road immediately E of its modern successor.
  • II Pont-y-Llan
    Spanning the Afon Ystrad in the centre of the village.
  • II Parish Church of St James
    Located on a raised, near-circular site in the centre of the village; its churchyard contains two ancient yew trees.
  • II Telephone Call-box
    Prominently-located in the village centre, adjoining Cae Llwyd and the Post Office; sited on W side of minor road running uphill from Pont y Llan to N.
  • II Glasmor
    Located prominently on the corner, at the crossroads at the S end of the village street.
  • II Agricultural Range immediately S of Glasmor
    Prominently located at the crossroads at the southern end of the village, opposite Glasmor.
  • II Barn Range to the W of Glasmor
    Prominently located at the crossroads at the southern end of the village, opposite Glasmor.
  • II Waen Presbyterian Chapel and School Hall
    Set back from the road behind rendered rubble forecourt walls with simple surmounting railings; sited into the slope of a hill.

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