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St Benedict's Lodge

A Grade II Listed Building in Llanasa, Flintshire

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Latitude: 53.3377 / 53°20'15"N

Longitude: -3.348 / 3°20'52"W

OS Eastings: 310337

OS Northings: 383160

OS Grid: SJ103831

Mapcode National: GBR 5Y1V.Y7

Mapcode Global: WH769.JCXL

Plus Code: 9C5R8MQ2+3Q

Entry Name: St Benedict's Lodge

Listing Date: 30 April 2001

Last Amended: 30 April 2001

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 25100

Building Class: Domestic

Location: Approximately 200m SW of Talacre Abbey, on the SE side of the main driveway to the house from Gronant.

County: Flintshire

Town: Holywell

Community: Llanasa

Community: Llanasa

Locality: Talacre

Traditional County: Flintshire

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Talacre Abbey was built 1824-9 by Thomas Jones, architect, for Sir Edward Mostyn, on the site of an earlier house. Jones also designed a number of estate buildings, including the Home Farm, and probably also designed St Benedict's Lodge, which is shown on the 1839 Tithe map. It stood at the end of a long drive from the SE of the park, of which adjacent gate piers remain, but the corresponding gate piers and lodge at the SE end of the park are ruinous.


A single-storey former lodge nearly square in plan, of tooled coursed stone (painted white) and a pyramidal roof of graded slates, with projecting eaves and central paired stone stack. The roof projects on thin iron posts, creating a covered verandah around the front and L side of the house. Openings, all beneath the eaves, are boarded up. To the front is a central doorway with flanking windows. The L side wall has 2 windows and a doorway to the rear in a projecting rear wing with hipped roof. This wing has a single side window and 2 windows to the rear. Behind the main house is a projecting lean-to with single rear window. The R side wall of the lodge has 2 windows.

Reasons for Listing

Listed as the best-preserved of the lodges at Talacre Abbey, and and as an integral component of the landscape park associated with Talacre Abbey.

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