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Maelor House

A Grade II Listed Building in Minera, Wrexham

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Coordinates

Latitude: 53.0506 / 53°3'2"N

Longitude: -3.0862 / 3°5'10"W

OS Eastings: 327285

OS Northings: 350927

OS Grid: SJ272509

Mapcode National: GBR 72.CSZ0

Mapcode Global: WH77S.KLL5

Entry Name: Maelor House

Listing Date: 22 April 1998

Last Amended: 22 April 1998

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 19722

Building Class: Domestic

Location: Situated in New Brighton towards the NW 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

House built c1865 as part of the lead mining community of New Brighton, for which 24 plots were sold by the Chester Charities in 1865. This part of Minera parish known as 'City Lands' was bequeathed 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. It was so successful that between 1761 and 1781 some £13,000 were paid to the charity in royalties.

Exterior

House, rubble stone, slate close-eaved roof and brick end stacks. Two storeys, double-fronted; originally free-standing, Maelor View (q.v.) later added to right. Windows are 4-pane hornless sashes with tooled stone lintels and sills. Four panel door with single overlight. Ground floor windows and door have large shaped stone lintels. Original windows were presumably 16-pane sashes as elsewhere in New Brighton.

Reasons for Listing

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

Other nearby listed buildings

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  • II Offa View
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  • II Gwylfa
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  • 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
  • II Meadow (or City) Engine House
    Situated in the Minera Lead Mines and Country Park some 1km S of the centre of Minera.
  • II Jones Cottages
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  • II Wern Cottages
    Situated just E of the B5426 some 200m S of the entrance to the Minera Lead Mines and Country Park.
  • II Cae Mynydd
    Situated on the SW side of the B5426 some 400m SW of the centre of Minera.

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