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Llwyn-y-cil Lodge

A Grade II Listed Building in Chirk, Wrexham

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Coordinates

Latitude: 52.9319 / 52°55'54"N

Longitude: -3.0713 / 3°4'16"W

OS Eastings: 328086

OS Northings: 337703

OS Grid: SJ280377

Mapcode National: GBR 72.MBFY

Mapcode Global: WH78C.SKNP

Entry Name: Llwyn-y-cil Lodge

Listing Date: 29 July 1998

Last Amended: 29 July 1998

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 20211

Building Class: Gardens, Parks and Urban Spaces

Location: The lodge stands within the gates, on the N side and facing the drive.

County: Wrexham

Town: Wrexham

Community: Chirk (Y Waun)

Community: Chirk

Locality: Chirk Castle

Traditional County: Denbighshire

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History

The Lodge was built in 1888, when the main driveway to Chirk Castle was moved from New Hall Lodge, at the same time as the main gate screen.

Exterior

Built in a picturesque Tudor Domestic style of decorative timber square-panel framing with diagonal braces forming lozenges, set on a sandstone plinth. Red tile roof. Single storey, a balanced asymmetrical design of 3 bays comprising a central recessed entrance porch with a 3-bay timber arcade, the arches and posts carved in a Jacobean style, and low balustrades, all underpinning a shaped gable with central oak cartouche. Central studded oak door and black stained oak dado panelling each side. The left bay has a small gable jettied over a rose-carved jetty beam. The right hand bay is slightly set forward and fully gabled above an oak-leaf carved jetty beam. Below a canted oriel window with moulded mullions and transoms. All glazing is leaded. The E end gable is similarly gabled, the jetty bressumer carved with vines, and a timber window with a cornice below. Central ribbed brick stack.

Interior

The interior has some C17 panelling from the demolished house at Cefn-y-wern.

Reasons for Listing

Included as a good example of Tudor Domestic Revival style adapted for a park lodge, and placed in the highly picturesque context of the main entrance to the park. Of group value with the Main Gates to Chirk Castle.

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