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Pen-Y-Lan Hall

A Grade II Listed Building in Ruabon, Wrexham

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Coordinates

Latitude: 52.9629 / 52°57'46"N

Longitude: -3.0003 / 3°0'1"W

OS Eastings: 332907

OS Northings: 341081

OS Grid: SJ329410

Mapcode National: GBR 75.K9PW

Mapcode Global: WH89B.WSGG

Entry Name: Pen-Y-Lan Hall

Listing Date: 22 February 1995

Last Amended: 22 February 1995

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 15727

Building Class: Domestic

Location: Situated in its own grounds 800m S of Bryn Pen-y-Lan reached by a private road running off the by-road that runs S off the A539 through Bryn Pen-y-Lan.

County: Wrexham

Community: Ruabon

Locality: Pen-Y-Lan

Traditional County: Denbighshire

History

Said to date from c1690, the house was remodelled in 1830. The property was bought in 1854 by Thomas Hardcastle, a Bolton cotton manufacturer, of the firm Ormrod & Hardcastle. Enlarged and altered in the late C19, much of these later additions were demolished in the 1950s.

Exterior

Tudor-Gothic Revival style, stuccoed and castellated. Main entrance elevation: 2-storey with attic behind parapet, moulded string course at first floor level runs the length of elevation, symmetrically placed end castellated stacks. To right 2-bays contain at ground floor two cusped windows with hoodmoulds, first floor 2 cusped windows with hoodmoulds. 2-storey projecting porch, crenellated, 2-bays wide with bay to right set slightly back. Pointed arch doorway with hoodmould, wooden door, to right 3-light cusped window again with hoodnould. First floor has three windows all 2-light cusped with hoodmoulds. Left hand elevation: 2-storeys with attic behind castellated parapet
5-bays wide, flanked at either end by return of castellated stacks. Long windows with hoodmoulds to ground floor, first floor 12-pane sashes with hoodmoulds. Rear elevation: 2-storeys with attic behind parapet, 4-bays wide, three castellated stacks. Ground floor 1 long window with hoodmould, large canted bay window. To first floor 12-pane sashes with hoodmoulds.

Interior

Main staircase hall mid/late C19 Tudor-Gothic Revival scheme, some stained glass with heraldic motifs, panelling and wooden staircase. Number of marble fireplaces, including black marble fireplace with cusped details probably dating from 1830s. Attics contain sliding sash windows. Brick barrel vaulted cellars.

Reasons for Listing

Listed as an architecturally distinguished Tudor-Gothic Revival house of the 1830s which retains much of its original character both internally and externally.

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