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Jones Cottages

A Grade II Listed Building in Minera, Wrexham

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Coordinates

Latitude: 53.0491 / 53°2'56"N

Longitude: -3.084 / 3°5'2"W

OS Eastings: 327433

OS Northings: 350753

OS Grid: SJ274507

Mapcode National: GBR 72.CTLZ

Mapcode Global: WH77S.LMNC

Entry Name: Jones Cottages

Listing Date: 22 April 1998

Last Amended: 22 April 1998

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 19721

Building Class: Domestic

Location: Situated in New Brighton towards the SE end of the highest level of buildings on the hillside overlooking Minera.

County: Wrexham

Town: Wrexham

Community: Minera (Mwynglawdd)

Community: Minera

Locality: New Brighton

Traditional County: Denbighshire

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History

Later C19 pair of houses built c1865 as part of New Brighton, a lead-mining community, for which the trustees of the Chester Charities sold 24 plots in 1865, 4 for pubs. This part of Minera parish known as 'City Lands' was beqeathed by Owen Jones (d1659), a butcher of Chester, to 'the poor of every Company of Merchants and Craftsmen in the City of Chester'. The area was agricultural until the mid-C18 when a trustee of the charity, Alderman Richardson, promoted lead prospecting so successfully that between 1761 and 1781 some £13,000 were paid to the charity in royalties.

Exterior

Pair of semi-detached houses, rubble stone with squared stone quoins, slate close-eaved roof and shared central brick stack. Two storeys, each cottage single-fronted with door to outside and one large 16-pane hornless sash each floor. Tooled stone lintels and sills, the ground floor lintels large and shaped. Boarded doors. Rear elevation of each cottage has single 4-pane window to each floor.

Reasons for Listing

Listed as a well-preserved example of a pair of later C19 workers cottages connected with the Minera lead mines, historically important with others in this industrial settlement pattern.

Other nearby listed buildings

  • II Gwylfa
    Situated in New Brighton towards the centre of the highest level of houses on the hillside overlooking Minera.
  • II Offa View
    Situated in New Brighton towards the NW end of the highest level of buildings on the hillside overlooking Minera.
  • II Meadow (or City) Engine House
    Situated in the Minera Lead Mines and Country Park some 1km S of the centre of Minera.
  • II Chimney near Meadow Engine House
    Situated just NW of the Meadow Engine House in the Minera Lead Mines and Country Park some 1km S of the centre of Minera.
  • II Maelor House
    Situated in New Brighton towards the NW end of the highest level of buildings on the hillside overlooking Minera.
  • II Maelor View
    Situated in New Brighton towards the NW end of the highest level of buildings on the hillside overlooking Minera.
  • II Wern Cottages
    Situated just E of the B5426 some 200m S of the entrance to the Minera Lead Mines and Country Park.
  • II Lime Kiln
    Situated some 50m N of Penymynydd, on a minor road W off the B5426 opposite Wern Farm.

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