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Youth Club

A Grade II Listed Building in Llangernyw, Conwy

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Latitude: 53.1919 / 53°11'30"N

Longitude: -3.6849 / 3°41'5"W

OS Eastings: 287528

OS Northings: 367415

OS Grid: SH875674

Mapcode National: GBR 68.2Z8K

Mapcode Global: WH65S.C1JB

Entry Name: Youth Club

Listing Date: 17 March 1999

Last Amended: 17 March 1999

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 21470

Building Class: Recreational

Location: The youth club stands below and approximately 30m SE of the Church of St Digain, on the NE side of school yard, entered from a gateway on the W side.

County: Conwy

Town: Abergele

Community: Llangernyw

Community: Llangernyw

Traditional County: Denbighshire

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Formerly the village school. There is some confusion about the early history but according to the Ven Thomas,'The National School was founded in 1827' and the school registers are extant from 1839. No building is shown on the present site on the 1840 Tithe Map and it would seem that this building was erected in 1852 by the Sandbach family of Hafodunos.


Simple Gothic Revival style village school. Long, double-height, gable-ended range aligned roughly E-W houses classroom and hall, with entrance and cloakroom in single storey gabled porch to the S. Built of rendered masonry with steeply pitched slate roofs with open eaves and slate ridges, some replaced with clayware ridge tiles. E of porch, lateral chimney built of local snecked stone, narrowing in two stages of offsets to a square shaft attached to a gabled roof, rises to a tall octagonal sandstone ashlar stack with square base set on a chamfered coping. Three and 4-light timber mullioned windows with squat ogee heads, plain tympana and low segmental pointed arches; each light divided into 6-panes. Monolithic slate sills. W gable end has 6-light timber mullioned and transomed window of similar design with small blind oculus in tympanum. The S porch doorway has a low segmental pointed arch and boarded door with ornamented iron strap hinges; to the E of the door a 6-pane single-light window with squat ogee head. Later schoolhouse adjoins E gable end.


Classroom to W; hall to E. Open rafter roof with scissor-braced trusses. Partition between classroom and hall has a segmental pointed head window at high level with 3-lights, diamond mullions, squat ogee heads and diagonal leaded glazing. Hall has fireplace in S wall. A painted wooden achievements plaque hangs on the N wall.

Reasons for Listing

Included as a good and unaltered example of a C19 village school and for group value with church and schoolhouse.

Other nearby listed buildings

  • II Ty'r Ysgol
    Ty'r Ysgol adjoins the E end of the former village school below and approximately 30m SE of the Church of St Digain, and is entered through a gateway leading from the school yard on the W side.
  • II Group of 2 Monuments in churchyard to Church of St Digain
    In the E section of the churchyard, approximately 30m E of the chancel of the church, within an area defined by four trimmed yew trees.
  • II Raised Slab Monument to Harry Lloyd in churchyard of Church of St Digain
    In th SW section of the churchyard, adjacent to the S wall of the church vestry.
  • II* Church of St Digain
    The parish church stands S of the centre of a roughly oval-shaped churchyard on the S side of Llangernyw village centre. The churchyard is entered through a lychgate at W.
  • II Lychgate to Church of St Digain
    The lychgate is situated on the W side of the churchyard, close to the centre of Llangernyw village.
  • II Siop Ucha
    In the centre of Llangernyw on the S side of the minor road leading W from the village.
  • II Ivy Cottage
    In the centre of Llangernyw on the S side of the minor road leading W from the village.
  • II Pen Uchar Llan
    In the centre of Llangernyw on the S side of the minor road leading W from the village.

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