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Schoolmaster's House to the former Abergele Church School, with outbuildings to the E.

A Grade II Listed Building in Abergele, Conwy

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Coordinates

Latitude: 53.2845 / 53°17'4"N

Longitude: -3.5858 / 3°35'8"W

OS Eastings: 294373

OS Northings: 377562

OS Grid: SH943775

Mapcode National: GBR 3ZDG.GB

Mapcode Global: WH657.WPNX

Entry Name: Schoolmaster's House to the former Abergele Church School, with outbuildings to the E.

Listing Date: 5 August 1997

Last Amended: 5 August 1997

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 18702

Building Class: Domestic

Location: The master's house is set in its own garden behind the school, and is linked to it by a corridor.

County: Conwy

Town: Abergele

Community: Abergele

Community: Abergele

Built-Up Area: Abergele

Traditional County: Denbighshire

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History

Designed by G E Street, and built in 1869-70 at the expense of Robert Bamford Hesketh as part of the Church School group at Abergele, and contemporary with Street's other group for the Hesketh family at Towyn. Now part of the Community Centre for Abergele.

Exterior

Built of polygonal shaped blocks of limestone with sandstone dressings, and blue slate roofs zig-zag patterned with green slates. Two bay 'L'-plan, the wing containing the former dining room to the W. The E elevation has the N bay gabled, and a part-external stack with sloping shoulders above the eaves to the S bay living room, rising to an octagonal stack. Stair window. The mid-wall string steps up twice over the 4-panelled door in the re-entrant SW angle, and flanked by windows. All windows stone mullioned. A roofed corridor provides a direct link into the school.

Immediately to the NE, contemporary and similarly detailed outbuildings, probably stable and school latrines, provide a picturesque quality.

Interior

Dining room in the W wing, separated by the school link corridor from the kitchen at the N end of the main block. Dog-leg stair with splat balusters. The fireplace in the S living room has been replaced.

Reasons for Listing

Included for group value with adjacent former school, both designed by a nationally important architect.

Other nearby listed buildings

  • II Abergele Community Centre
    Located at the W side of the centre, facing the road, with the master's house to the rear.
  • II Shop adjoining former Medical Hall
    Located to the W of the centre of the town, almost opposite Church Street, stepping forward from the Harp PH immediately E.
  • II Former Medical Hall
    Located to the W of the centre of the town, almost opposite Church Street, stepping forward from the Harp PH immediately E.
  • II Telephone Call-box outside the Harp Inn
    Set into angle of buildings on wide pavement outside the Harp Inn; D L Morgan's Medical Hall stands forward on the right.
  • II National Westminster Bank
    The building stands on the W corner of Church Street, in the centre of the town.
  • II Lych Gate to Church of St Michael
    Church Street leads off Market Street at the centre of the town. The lychgate is at the entrance to the churchyard at the end of the road.
  • II* Church of St Michael
    Located in a rectangular churchyard in the angle between Water Street and Market Street, at the centre of the town, and accessed by the short Church Street off Market Street
  • II Bowden House
    Chapel Street runs S from the town centre. The house stands 200m S of the junction, before a side entry to the rear.

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