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Unit 7

A Grade II Listed Building in Flint, Flintshire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 53.2514 / 53°15'5"N

Longitude: -3.1342 / 3°8'3"W

OS Eastings: 324423

OS Northings: 373311

OS Grid: SJ244733

Mapcode National: GBR 6ZKV.85

Mapcode Global: WH76S.TJQR

Entry Name: Unit 7

Listing Date: 11 June 2010

Last Amended: 11 June 2010

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 87596

Location: On the north side of an access road leading off from Evans Street immediately to the north of the main north coast railway line.

County: Flintshire

Community: Flint (Y Fflint)

Community: Flint

Built-Up Area: Flint

Traditional County: Flintshire

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History

Office building associated with the Courtaulds Castle works site. In 1917 Courtaulds had established Flint as a base of textile production with the Castle Works site being developed in 1920. This building and another similar office building flank the entrance to the site, the contemporary brick-panelled boundary wall of which survives along with at least one weaving shed on the site. At the end of the C20 the area was largely redeveloped with modern light industrial units.

Exterior

Office building in neo-Georgian style, single storey in brick with cornice and parapet. 13 bays with a central projecting entrance and two bay projecting end bays all with banded pilasters. Windows are 12 pane horned sashes with rubbed brick heads and projecting cills. Central part glazed timber door with glazed panel and keystone.

Return elevation to left has central door and two large triple 12-pane sashes, that to right has central door and two 12 pane sashes. Parapet and cornice return on both sides.

Interior

Main entrance leads into a central lobby with access to a corridor that extends the full width of the building with full height partitioning, the upper sections glazed, along its length. A number of doors lead off the passage into separate rooms. Some original doors, frames and furniture survive.

Reasons for Listing

Included as a rare surviving building from the early twentieth century development of the industrial site of Castle Park associated with Courtaulds, a dominant employer in the area, and for its well mannered design and appearance as a good example of its type and period. Group value with adjacent office building.

Other nearby listed buildings

  • II Unit 2
    On the south side of an access road leading off from Evans Street immediately to the north of the main north coast railway line.
  • II Town Hall
    At E end of Church Street; near station.
  • II Flint Railway Station
    At E end of Lower Sydney Street. Station Buildings on South Platform
  • II Railway Goods Shed
    Situated in former goods yard (now car park), immediately to SE of Flint Railway Station.
  • II 34
    On corner of lane through to Feathers Street.
  • I Flint Castle including Revetment Wall of Ditch
    To NE of town centre overlooking estuary of River Dee.
  • II St Mary Church
    Between Church Street and Sydney Street, set at an angle to Church Street, oriented E-W.
  • II South African War Memorial
    Outside main entrance of Council offices (relocated from Trelawney Square).

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