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,14,St Peter's Square,,Ruthin,,

A Grade II Listed Building in Ruthin, Denbighshire

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Latitude: 53.1149 / 53°6'53"N

Longitude: -3.3105 / 3°18'37"W

OS Eastings: 312382

OS Northings: 358327

OS Grid: SJ123583

Mapcode National: GBR 6S.7SCM

Mapcode Global: WH779.3YVX

Entry Name: ,14,St Peter's Square,,Ruthin,,

Listing Date: 4 July 1966

Last Amended: 12 July 2006

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 87288

Location: 14 St Peter's Square

County: Denbighshire

Town: Ruthin

Community: Ruthin (Rhuthun)

Community: Ruthin

Built-Up Area: Ruthin

Traditional County: Denbighshire

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Probably late C18. The building was formerly the White Horse Inn, a wine and spirit merchant, which stopped trading in 1829. It was subsequently divided into 2 premises, the shop fronts probably mid-late C19.


13 & 14 St Peter's Square

A pair of shops with houses over. Three-window 3-storey block, the central windows offset slightly to the R. Constructed of pale grey coursed stone under shallow slate roofs; brick stacks to L end and R of centre. The houses have wide hornless sash windows with stone heads, 16-pane to 1st floor and 4-over-8-pane to 2nd floor.

No. 14 is 1-window. Round-arched doorway to R, with recessed 6-panel door, the upper 2 panels lit, and a fanlight with radial glazing. Projecting shop front to its L, on a stone plinth; central inset splayed entrance with late C20 half-glazed door; plate-glass windows with arched heads partly obscured by modern fascia. The original fascia is blank, below a dentilled cornice. The N gable end is adjoined by No. 15. Three-storey rear wing of rubble stone. Its N side has a 4-pane sash to R and small 2-light window to L. Upper storeys have small 2-light casements, part quarry-glazed, 1 to 1st floor with a stone lintel, 2 on 2nd floor immediately under the eaves. Two-storey stone range adjoining to L, with 16-pane hornless sash to R and ventilator to L; upper storey has C20 2-light casement to L. Further L, range is rendered and converted to a pair of modern garages. The S side of rear wing is rendered with C20 plain-glazed 2- or 3-light wooden casements (as rear of No 13).


Interior has a pair of slender cast iron columns with decorative capitals, slightly L of entrance, and aligned at right-angles. They support a short wooden beam.

Reasons for Listing

Listed as a building retaining definite late C18 character and detail, the later shop-fronts including some good late C19 detail. Group value with surrounding listed buildings in St Peter's Square.

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