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1 Orley House

A Grade II Listed Building in Llansantffraid Glyn Ceiriog, Wrexham

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Latitude: 52.9374 / 52°56'14"N

Longitude: -3.186 / 3°11'9"W

OS Eastings: 320385

OS Northings: 338439

OS Grid: SJ203384

Mapcode National: GBR 6Y.LSPT

Mapcode Global: WH78B.1F3G

Entry Name: 1 Orley House

Listing Date: 8 July 2003

Last Amended: 8 July 2003

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 81284

Building Class: Domestic

Location: Located on the N side of a narrow unmetalled lane which leads W from the lane which leads up to the church from the village. In a high position on the hillside.

County: Wrexham

Town: Llangollen

Community: Llansantffraid Glyn Ceiriog

Community: Llansantffraid Glyn Ceiriog

Locality: Glyn Ceiriog

Traditional County: Denbighshire

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1-2 Orley House. Group of 2 cottages.

A pair of semi-detached cottages dated 1870. It is likely that they were built for workers associated with the local quarrying industry, the economic base of the community. The L cottage is said to have been a baker''s at one time. The narrow road in front was formerly the High Street, before the village moved downhill and expanded, c1900.

Two-storey 1-window cottages with side wings in line with main range. Roughcast with slate roofs and yellow brick stacks to ends of main units. Reflected pair with doorways towards centre and windows to outer side. Boarded doors with segmental heads under open gabled wooden porches; 3-light casement windows under segmental heads with chamfered brick sills, containing small-pane iron glazing. Similar 2-light windows with iron glazing aligned to upper storey. To the centre above the doorways, is a small datestone reading "H.A.H. 1870". The rear of the cottages is built steeply into the hillside, with windows similar to front.


The cottage has a 2-storey wing, the roof line continuous with the main range, the front slightly set back. Its front has boarded door to L and narrow 6-pane window to R, both with flat heads. Upper storey has 2-light wooden casement to centre.


Single room to main range with replaced straight staircase in original position to outer rear corner. C20 fireplace to outer wall. The wing was formerly a washroom and service area, with outside toilet further E.

Reasons for Listing

Listed as a relatively rare survival of mid-late C19 workers cottages with well-preserved detail.

Other nearby listed buildings

  • II 2 Orley House
    Located on the N side of a narrow unmetalled lane which leads W from the lane which leads up to the church from the village. In a high position on the hillside.
  • II Telephone call box opposite Nos 1 & 2 Orley House
    On the S side of a narrow unmetalled lane which leads W from the lane leading up to the church from the village. On the edge of the hillside overlooking the main village of Glyn Ceiriog
  • II Church of St Ffraid
    On the E side of a lane which runs N from the centre of Glyn Ceiriog. The lane rises steeply and the church is in a prominent position on the hillside.
  • II The Vicarage
    Reached by a driveway off the N end of the High Street and surrounded by glebeland.
  • II* Ceiriog Memorial Institute including retaining wall and railings
    Located towards the S end of the High Street. The ground rises to the W and the building is slightly raised above road level.
  • II Locomotive Shed, Glyn Valley Tramway
    Located towards the W end of New Road, approx 100m from the main crossroads in the village. The shed is behind a hedge in the grounds of a Works Depot.
  • II Glyn Valley Hotel
    Located in a prominent position in the centre of the village, on the W side of the main crossroads.
  • II Grave Monument to Rev Robert Ellis (Cynddelw)
    Located in the Baptist Cemetery which borders the B4579 road, just outside and to the SE of Glyn Ceiriog village.

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