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Garden walls and bothy at The Gelli

A Grade II Listed Building in Bronington, Wrexham

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Coordinates

Latitude: 52.9885 / 52°59'18"N

Longitude: -2.7998 / 2°47'59"W

OS Eastings: 346403

OS Northings: 343764

OS Grid: SJ464437

Mapcode National: GBR 7F.HQF2

Mapcode Global: WH89F.Y4XR

Entry Name: Garden walls and bothy at The Gelli

Listing Date: 20 October 2005

Last Amended: 20 October 2005

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 85459

Location: On the S side of the house.

County: Wrexham

Community: Bronington

Community: Bronington

Locality: Tallarn Green

Traditional County: Flintshire

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History

The Gelli was built in 1877 by John Douglas, architect of Chester, for Georgina and Henrietta Kenyon, daughters of the third Baron Kenyon. The garden walls are contemporary with the house and are shown on the 1911 Ordnance Survey.

Exterior

Brick garden walls forming 3 sides of a square. On the S side is a bank. The walls have mainly stone coping, except for brick coping on the E side. On the outer side, the N wall has shallow buttresses on a broader plinth. The main entrance on the N side, from the stable yard, has a segmental head and boarded door. At the N end of the E wall is another similar doorway, from the garden, but the door is missing.

At the E end of the N wall is an L-shaped bothy of brick with tile roof. The main E-W section in line with the garden wall is part open-fronted under a hipped tile roof. It has a single-pitch projection which has a 3-light W window with brick mullions, a boarded N door, and brick stack behind.

Reasons for Listing

Listed as a well-preserved C19 garden features including a bothy of definite architectural character, and for its contribution to the historical integrity of The Gelli.

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