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Hawthorn House

A Grade II Listed Building in Menai Bridge, Isle of Anglesey

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Coordinates

Latitude: 53.2265 / 53°13'35"N

Longitude: -4.1625 / 4°9'45"W

OS Eastings: 255734

OS Northings: 372119

OS Grid: SH557721

Mapcode National: GBR 5N.0PBR

Mapcode Global: WH547.153C

Entry Name: Hawthorn House

Listing Date: 18 July 1997

Last Amended: 18 July 1997

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 18551

Building Class: Domestic

Location: Prominently sited on the High Street of Menai Bridge, breaking the roofline of 2 storey houses either side. Set slightly back from the road, behind a modern wall, with a wide entrance to one side lead

County: Isle of Anglesey

Town: Menai Bridge

Community: Menai Bridge (Porthaethwy)

Community: Menai Bridge

Built-Up Area: Menai Bridge

Traditional County: Anglesey

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History

Probably early C19, pre-dating the surrounding mid-late C19 development of Menai Bridge. Formerly a farmhouse, it became a commercial premises when J O Hughes and Son established a painting business in 1888, for which it is still used.

Exterior

Large town-house, principal elevation a 3 storeyed, 3 window range with central entrance. Kitchen addition in wing to rear. Rendered walls with imitation ashlar scoring, slate roof with rendered stacks either end. Doorway in fine lattice-work porch with modillion cornice. Windows are mainly 16-pane sashes (12-pane to attic storey) in strongly moulded architraves. Attached to left is a covered carriageway with wide boarded door incorporating a 2 storey and attic, 2 window range. Upper storey with single sash window, off-centre, fixed light in the attic storey above. Lower storey with 16-pane sash window to left. Carriageway leads to enclosed, flagged yard with former stables and 2 bay cartshed, all with lofts or granaries over.

Reasons for Listing

Listed as a very well-preserved early C19 house distinctive for its scale in the streetscape, as well as for the fine quality of its detailing.

Other nearby listed buildings

  • II Milestone
    Set in the corner of the wall outside the front of 'Mile End' house, at the far end of Menai Bridge High Street.
  • II Trinity House
    In a prominent location on the corner of the High Street and Uxbridge Square, forming part of a terrace in the main centre of the town.
  • II No 1 Tan Bryn
    Situated close to the centre of Menai Bridge. The houses are slightly set back from and at an angle to the road, with small gardens to the front enclosed by a low wall and railings.
  • II No 2 Tan Bryn
    Situated close to the centre of Menai Bridge. The houses are slightly set back from and at an angle to the road, with small gardens to the front enclosed by a low wall and railings.
  • II Menai Ville
    Overlooking the Menai Strait towards the NE end of the shore-line settlement of the town.
  • II St. George's Pier Booking Office and gates
    Situated at the entrance to St. George's Pier, towards the end of St. George's Road in the lower part of Menai Bridge.
  • II Victoria Hotel
    Located on the east side of Bridge Street, between the town centre and Menai Suspension Bridge. The hotel is set back from the road with gardens to the rear overlooking the Menai Strait.
  • II Warehouses
    A range of early to mid C19 warehouse buildings situated on the west side of Water Street, in the lower part of Menai Bridge.

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