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Marchwiel Hall

A Grade II Listed Building in Marchwiel, Wrexham

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Coordinates

Latitude: 53.025 / 53°1'29"N

Longitude: -2.9792 / 2°58'45"W

OS Eastings: 334417

OS Northings: 347970

OS Grid: SJ344479

Mapcode National: GBR 76.FGTL

Mapcode Global: WH895.67L9

Entry Name: Marchwiel Hall

Listing Date: 3 December 1996

Last Amended: 3 December 1996

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 17840

Building Class: Domestic

Location: Situated at the end of a private drive off the by-road from the A525 and Reynold's Grave. The house is situated within a large landscaped park of mid C19 character.

County: Wrexham

Community: Marchwiel (Marchwiail)

Community: Marchwiel

Locality: Marchwiel Hall

Traditional County: Denbighshire

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History

Early C19 small country house, substantially remodelled in the 1840/50s. In 1868 it was the residence of the Mainwaring family. To the east an early C20 solarium has been added and is linked to the main house by a covered walkway. It is probable that there was an earlier C18 house on the site.

Exterior

Classical. 2-storeys with painted scribed render elevations and Welsh slate roof. E elevation, entrance front: Central pediment flanked by two slightly projecting stacks, string course at first floor height, Ionic tetrastyle portico constructed out of stone but now also painted. Ground floor has central door and four symmetrically placed 6-paned horned sashes. First floor has four similar windows, with a fifth, above the centre of the portico, now blocked and rendered over. Applied pilasters with Corinthian capitals to each end of the elevation and either side of the stacks. Single storey C20 extension to north. S elevation, main garden front: 2 storeys with attics behind parapet, painted scribed render with string course to first floor, centrally placed stacks, Welsh slate roof. 8 bays wide with central 4 bays slightly recessed. 2 wings surmounted by pediments with central circular window to each, decorative urns. Ground floor two wings have tripartite windows with coupled pilasters. Central bays contain 18-pane sashes set with eared architrave surrounds, central doorway with similar surround, C20 French door and fanlight. First windows all C20, wings have applied pilasters with Corinthian capitals at corners. E elevation: 2 storeys with attic space to left under pediment, painted scribed render. 5 bays with ground floor containing open colonnade formed by 3 Doric columns, to left tripartite window similar to those on south elevation.

Interior

Interior not accessible at time of 1996 survey.

Reasons for Listing

Listed as a good example of an early to mid C19 small country house, which retains much of its character.

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