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Latitude: 53.3147 / 53°18'52"N
Longitude: -3.295 / 3°17'42"W
OS Eastings: 313820
OS Northings: 380531
OS Grid: SJ138805
Mapcode National: GBR 5ZF3.FH
Mapcode Global: WH76B.CY58
Entry Name: Keepers House, including outbuildings & yard wall
Listing Date: 28 March 2002
Last Amended: 28 March 2002
Source ID: 26273
Building Class: Domestic
Location: Approximately 0.6km W of Rhewl Mostyn and NE of Wern Farm, reached by farm road from Trelogan.
Traditional County: Flintshire
Built by the Mostyn Estate and dated 1878.
A 1½-storey cottage in simple Gothic style, of brick and a steep tile roof with apex finials and 2 brick ridge stacks. Windows have wooden mullions, and openings have freestone lintels. The asymmetrical 2-window front, facing W, has a projecting gable on the L side, and a central porch clasped in the angle with the main range. The hipped lean-to porch has angle buttresses and its doorway in the R side wall. This has a pointed brick arch and replaced double half-lit doors. The W side, facing the front, has a similar arch infilled with glazing. The projecting gable to the L has a 3-light bay window with hipped roof on corbelled eaves, and 2-light attic window below a relief panel with a crown and the date. On the R side of the porch is a 2-light window. The R (S) gable end has a 3-light window in the lower storey and 2-light attic window above. Set slightly back at the end is the brick wall to a yard at the rear of the cottage. The rear of the cottage has a central 2-light lower-storey window, smaller 3-light window above and inserted skylight. To their R is a shallow gabled projection which has a boarded door offset L of a single-storey projection, above which is a 2-light attic window.
Two single-storey projections at right angles form 2 sides of the yard and are attached to the cottage and boundary wall. They have details similar to the cottage. The brick wall forming the S side of the yard has higher square gate piers with pyramid caps.
Listed as an estate cottage retaining strong C19 character and as one of a number of C19 and early C20 Mostyn estate cottages and lodges that constitute a well-preserved group of estate dwellings showing changes in design over time.
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