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Roft Castle Stables

A Grade II Listed Building in Gresford, Wrexham

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Coordinates

Latitude: 53.1005 / 53°6'1"N

Longitude: -2.9606 / 2°57'37"W

OS Eastings: 335782

OS Northings: 356354

OS Grid: SJ357563

Mapcode National: GBR 77.8MCK

Mapcode Global: WH88S.HBFF

Entry Name: Roft Castle Stables

Listing Date: 3 June 1996

Last Amended: 3 June 1996

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 17691

Building Class: Domestic

Location: Situated on the S side of Springfield Lane near the NW edge of the village.

County: Wrexham

Community: Gresford (Gresffordd)

Community: Gresford

Locality: Marford

Built-Up Area: Gresford

Traditional County: Denbighshire

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History

Probably built 1836-7 at the time of the construction of Roft Castle House for John Boydell, steward of the Trevalyn Estate, incorporating or reusing materials from an earlier stone building. Converted for residential use, late C20.

Exterior

2-storey stable block built in the picturesque style of Trevalyn estate buildings in the village. Roughly squared and coursed rubble ground floor and red brick above; slate roof, brick chimneys. There is a bracketted eaves cornice throughout. Near symmetrical elevation to Springfield Lane with attached lower range to left. All openings are blind or blocked. Central slightly projecting bay is raised and has an arched door opening with triangular brick pediment and label, upper level has bullseye flanked by mock arrow slits. Flanking bays have bullseyes and arrow slits in the upper floor and openings with brick ogee heads to the ground floor. Attached range to left has a pair of circular openings with a mock arrow slit between them in the upper floor. Return elevations have bracketted cornices which return for a short distance at eaves level. Side and rear openings relate to late C20 conversion. To the rear a yard area with stone walls and mock arrow slits is set into the hillside.

Interior

not accessible at time of 1995 survey.

Reasons for Listing

Listed as a C19 former stable block which incorporates elements of the picturesque style of Trevalyn Estate buildings of the village, and for historical associations with Roft Castle House.

Group value with Roft Castle House and Associated listed items.

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