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Former Laundry and Servant's Hall at Plas Gwyn

A Grade II Listed Building in Pentraeth, Isle of Anglesey

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Coordinates

Latitude: 53.28 / 53°16'47"N

Longitude: -4.2087 / 4°12'31"W

OS Eastings: 252834

OS Northings: 378165

OS Grid: SH528781

Mapcode National: GBR HNZ1.2VN

Mapcode Global: WH53T.BT2C

Entry Name: Former Laundry and Servant's Hall at Plas Gwyn

Listing Date: 14 January 2003

Last Amended: 14 January 2003

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 80825

Location: Set back, within private grounds, between the A5025 and the B5109 SW of Pentraeth. The former laundry and servant's hall are at the SW corner of the house at Plas Gwyn.

County: Isle of Anglesey

Community: Pentraeth

Community: Pentraeth

Locality: Plas Gwyn Estate

Built-Up Area: Pentraeth

Traditional County: Anglesey

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History

Late C18 service wing, probably built shortly after the adjacent mansion.

Exterior

A 2-storey linear range with rendered walls and a hipped slate roof with slender rectangular rendered ridge stacks with capping. The principal elevation opens into the yard to the rear of the house. The former laundry is to L (S) end of the range and has a tall paired-sash window of 42 panes; 2 similar windows in the rear elevation. The doorway to R has a slate plaque above which reads: Dean John Jones / 1650 - 1727 / Addysgwr a dyn garw, commemorating the father of William Jones, for whom the present house was built.
The former servant''''''''s hall to R is a 2-window range of 12-pane horned sash windows to each floor; to rear there is a small 6-paned sash between the stack and to the L of the LH stack are tall paned 1st and ground floor sash windows, a similar window also in the N gable.

Interior

The interior of the former servant''''''''s hall was not inspected at the time of the survey but has been modernised and converted into a flat for the housekeeper. The former laundry retains the original copper and some of the drying apparatus.

Reasons for Listing

Included as a good ancillary estate building which forms a coherent group with the house at Plas Gwyn and which retains much of its original character in the retention of original architectural detail and interior laundry fittings.

Other nearby listed buildings

  • II Lofted stables, cottage, kennel and coachhouse range at Plas Gwyn
    Set back, within private grounds, between the A5025 and the B5019 SW of Pentraeth. The cottage range lies to the SW of the house at Plas Gwyn, aligned N-S along the W side of the yard.
  • II* Plas Gwyn
    Set back, within private grounds, between the A5025 and the B5109 SW of Pentraeth.
  • II Lofted stables at Plas Gwyn
    Set back, within private grounds, between the A5025 and the B5109 SW of Pentraeth. The lofted stables lie to the NW of the house at Plas Gwyn.
  • II Cartshed at Plas Gwyn
    Set back, within private grounds, between the A5025 and the B5109 SW of Pentraeth. The cartshed/hay barn lies to WSW of the house and to rear of the cottage range.
  • II Barn at Plas Gwyn
    Set back, within private grounds, between the A5025 and the B5109 SW of Pentraeth. The barn lies to SW of the house at Plas Gwyn, directly to SW of the cottage range.
  • II Gardener's cottage and walled garden at Plas Gwyn
    Set back, within private grounds, between the A5025 and the B5109 SW of Pentraeth. The gardener's cottage and walled garden are to SW of the house at Plas Gwyn.
  • II Icehouse at Plas Gwyn
    Set back, within private grounds, between the A5025 and the B5109 SW of Pentraeth. The icehouse is said to lie to N of the house at Plas Gwyn.
  • II Vivian Memorial Crosses
    Set within a private plot in the churchyard to E of the Church of St Mary.

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