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Former Village School

A Grade II Listed Building in Bryneglwys, Denbighshire

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Latitude: 53.0156 / 53°0'56"N

Longitude: -3.2739 / 3°16'26"W

OS Eastings: 314632

OS Northings: 347240

OS Grid: SJ146472

Mapcode National: GBR 6T.G36T

Mapcode Global: WH77W.PG5H

Entry Name: Former Village School

Listing Date: 24 April 2001

Last Amended: 24 April 2001

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 25071

Building Class: Education

Location: At the south-east side of the village street, beside Bryn-awel.

County: Denbighshire

Town: Corwen

Community: Bryneglwys

Community: Bryneglwys

Traditional County: Denbighshire

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In 1714 a rentcharge of £6 p.a. was granted by Mrs Margaret Lloyd for a charity to teach the poorest children of Bryneglwys, and this schoolroom was built. Subsequently, under the Enclosure Act, the adjacent plot was allotted to the charity and a building (now Bryn-awel) was added consisting of two cottages, one for the schoolteacher and the other to raise rent to help pay the expenses of the school. The school remained in use until the opening of the present village school in 1873.

The schoolroom is said to have had two apsidal ends until that to the north east was removed for the construction of the cottages.

The building is now a parish room and a small service block has been added at the rear.


A single-storey building in local slatey rubble masonry, with slate roof. The west end of the building is apsidal; the east end is said to have been similar before the construction of the adjacent cottages. Two windows to front, two in apsidal end, door in centre of the apsidal end, all with cambered arches of local axe-dressed limestone. Timber windows with transoms, small pane glazing in iron frames, interlaced glazing bars at heads. Replaced door narrower than its opening. Modern flat-roofed service extension at rear.

Reasons for Listing

A rare survivor of an C18 charity school, retaining its simple architectural character.

Other nearby listed buildings

  • II* Church of St Tysilio
    At north side of the village of Bryneglwys, within a hilltop graveyard surrounded by a rubblestone wall; iron gates to south.

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