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Mere House

A Grade II Listed Building in Hanmer, Wrexham

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Coordinates

Latitude: 52.9517 / 52°57'5"N

Longitude: -2.8171 / 2°49'1"W

OS Eastings: 345197

OS Northings: 339677

OS Grid: SJ451396

Mapcode National: GBR 7F.L05Y

Mapcode Global: WH89M.P2QJ

Entry Name: Mere House

Listing Date: 12 January 2006

Last Amended: 12 January 2006

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 86957

Location: Set in its own grounds to NW of Hanmer Mere with the driveway entry approx 200m to W of the churchyard.

County: Wrexham

Community: Hanmer

Community: Hanmer

Traditional County: Flintshire

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History

A compact later Georgian villa dating from second half of C18, perhaps part of Hanmer estate improvements which include Hanmer Hall Farmhouse and the Vicarage. Western addition towards the rear has an incised brick dated "AH 1819".

Exterior

Originally a two-storey three-bay symmetrical façade, derived from the neo-classical villa designs of Robert Taylor and other metropolitan architects of the period. Hipped slate roof with flanking red brick chimneys, wide painted eaves with dentils; white painted brick walls. Central splayed bay with portions of first-floor string-course running back from modern open pedimented Haddonstone porch; original Gothic traceried fanlight over 4-panel door. Windows are two and four-light sashes with metal shutter boxes over ground-floor openings. Shallow late Georgian two-storey bow to right end wall facing driveway to E.
To left of main façade is a lower two-storey one-window extension (dated 1819 in brick towards rear) with spayed bay and which once concealed a shallow bow like the E side. Detailing as before with painted brickwork and four-light sash windows. Modern extensions in white painted brick to E side and rear.

Interior

Not inspected at time of survey

Reasons for Listing

Included as a small late Georgian villa of definite quality and character and a strong element in setting of Hanmer village and mere.

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