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2 Warren Cottages

A Grade II Listed Building in Bronington, Wrexham

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Latitude: 52.9721 / 52°58'19"N

Longitude: -2.7476 / 2°44'51"W

OS Eastings: 349891

OS Northings: 341901

OS Grid: SJ498419

Mapcode National: GBR 7H.JYXH

Mapcode Global: WH89G.RKTC

Entry Name: 2 Warren Cottages

Listing Date: 20 October 2005

Last Amended: 20 October 2005

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 85446

Location: One of a pair of cottages reached by a short private drive on the N side of a minor road between Iscoyd Park and Whhitewell, approximately 650m NE of Whitewell church.

County: Wrexham

Community: Bronington

Community: Bronington

Locality: The Warren

Traditional County: Flintshire

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Iscoyd Park was purchased in 1843 by Philip Lake Godsal, a Cheltenham coach builder, an estate of 202 acres (82 hectares) comprising mansion house with park, and cottages and smallholdings. Over subsequent decades farms were acquired from neighbouring landowners, mainly during the ownership of Philip William Godsal, who inherited in 1858 and died in 1896. In 1895 it was reported to the Royal Commission on Land in Wales and Monmouthshire that the Iscoyd Park estate, now expanded to 887 acres (359 hectares), had 9 farms. Of these 'six new farmhouses, bricked and slated, and homesteads to them, have been built new entirely' and 'sixteen cottages and buildings for pigs and cows have been erected'.

Warren Cottages were built in 1866 near the site of a cottage purchased from Sir John Hanmer in 1833.

Reasons for Listing

Nos 1-2 Warren Cottages are listed for their special architectural interest as well-preserved C19 Iscoyd Park estate cottages, and for their contribution to the distinctive historic character of the district provided by surviving estate buildings, which together provide a good example of estate-sponsored improvement.

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