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Pavilion including attached Skittle Alley at Cefn Park

A Grade II Listed Building in Abenbury, Wrexham

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Latitude: 53.0398 / 53°2'23"N

Longitude: -2.9604 / 2°57'37"W

OS Eastings: 335704

OS Northings: 349599

OS Grid: SJ357495

Mapcode National: GBR 77.DFDT

Mapcode Global: WH88Z.HVJH

Entry Name: Pavilion including attached Skittle Alley at Cefn Park

Listing Date: 12 September 1996

Last Amended: 12 September 1996

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 17272

Building Class: Domestic

Location: Situated S of the main house at Cefn Park and W of the path to Cefn Park gardens. The pavilion in front of the alley was somewhat overgrown at the time of re-survey and not immediately apparent. The a

County: Wrexham

Community: Abenbury

Community: Abenbury

Locality: Cefn

Traditional County: Denbighshire

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Built as a skittle alley in the grounds of Cefn Park in the late C18/early C19. Cefn Park was one of the principal seats of Wrexham and previous houses were largely destroyed by fire in 1794 and again in 1830.


The skittle alley is composed of two parts; an octagonal pavilion and attached alley. The pavilion is a single storey, rendered brick octagon. To four of its eight sides are large semi-circular window openings, whilst the openings to the two sides east and west continue to ground level to form the entrance to the pavilion and, opposite, the entrance to the alley. No windows survive. To the top of each side is a circular window each of which is currently bricked up. The roof structure has decayed but would probably have not been visible externally. The alley is a brick sided open trough attached to the octagon on its west side.


Internally the octagon is plastered and retains two wooden semi-circular alcoves and evidence of shelving having been fixed within them.

Reasons for Listing

Listed as a rare building type on a country estate and for group value with Cefn Park.

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