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The Gatehouse

A Grade II Listed Building in Llanbedr Dyffryn Clwyd, Denbighshire

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Latitude: 53.1245 / 53°7'28"N

Longitude: -3.28 / 3°16'48"W

OS Eastings: 314440

OS Northings: 359352

OS Grid: SJ144593

Mapcode National: GBR 6T.71QX

Mapcode Global: WH779.LQ9L

Entry Name: The Gatehouse

Listing Date: 24 June 1999

Last Amended: 28 September 1999

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 21928

Building Class: Domestic

Location: On the road-side in the centre of the village, opposite the Church of St Peter.

County: Denbighshire

Town: Ruthin

Community: Llanbedr Dyffryn Clwyd

Community: Llanbedr Dyffryn Clwyd

Traditional County: Denbighshire

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Built c1825 as a toll house, by Mr Ablett of Llanbedr Hall, and continued in this use until c1875.


Single-storey lodge-cottage of double-pile plan-form. Of rendered brick construction with C20 hipped slate roof having slightly oversailing eaves; broad central stack of brown brick. Asymmetrical 3-bay front with cambered entrance to L; recessed modern wooden door. Adjacent to this, on the R, is a canted wooden bay window with slated roof; 2-light iron-framed lattice-glazed windows, with simple cusped tracery heads and projecting stone sills. 3-light window with similar glazing to the R; a further, 2-light window to the N return wall. Single-storey catslide extension to the S side, partly with flat felt roof. Adjoining the cottage to the SW, and following the line of the road for some 10m, is a rendered rubble wall with irregular copings.


The interior was not inspected at the time of survey.

Reasons for Listing

Listed for its special interest as a well-preserved C19 toll house in a prominent village location, retaining good external character.

Group value with other listed items in the village centre.

Other nearby listed buildings

  • II Gatepiers and Gates at Church of St Peter
    Located at the SW entrance to the churchyard.
  • II The Griffin Public House
    Prominently-sited on a bend of the road in the centre of the village group, opposite the church.
  • II* Church of St Peter
    At the junction of the A494 and the B 5429, set within its own walled churchyard.
  • II Lloyd Monument at Church of St Peter
    Located in the churchyard, approximately 20m W of the church.
  • II Plas Isa
    Set back to the E of the main road at the approach to Llanbedr village. Also called Maenor Plas Isaf.
  • II Old Church of St Peter
    Strikingly located within a raised and revetted churchyard on the eastern slope of the Vale of Clwyd, approximately 0.5km N of the village centre and 200m SW of Llanbedr hall; accessed via a footpath
  • II Gazebo at the Old Rectory
    Located at the lower (south-western) end of the garden at the Old Rectory.
  • II* Old Rectory
    Set in its own grounds approximately 0.5km NW of Llanbedr Dyffryn Clwyd, with drive entrance close to a bend on the road.

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