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Latitude: 52.9309 / 52°55'51"N
Longitude: -3.0526 / 3°3'9"W
OS Eastings: 329339
OS Northings: 337568
OS Grid: SJ293375
Mapcode National: GBR 73.MGYN
Mapcode Global: WH89J.2LMH
Entry Name: St Michael's Nursing Home
Listing Date: 29 July 1998
Last Amended: 29 July 1998
Source ID: 20274
Building Class: Health and Welfare
Location: The building stands back from Trevor Road in its own grounds, and is reached by a curving driveway.
Community: Chirk (Y Waun)
Built-Up Area: Chirk
Traditional County: Denbighshire
The building was built as a new vicarage for the Rev Joseph Maude in 1853 at the cost of £2,000. The architct is not known. The Reverend Maude was active in the re-evangelising of the district and founded various satellite mission churches. The building became a nursing home in 1983 after the construction of a new smaller vicarage next door.
Built of snecked dressed stone in a simple Tudor Gothic style, with slate roofs between steeply pitched coped gables. The building consists of the house, attached servants quarters, and stabling in a picturesque arrangement of blocks, set in 2 acres of gardens. Two storeys and attics, the main front gable of the house steps back for the entrance porch - a Tudor arch containing partly glazed modern doors, and with angled shields in the spandrels. The mullioned and transomed windows have heavily moulded frames set in chamfered stone surrounds, and with horizontal moulded drip moulds over. Arms with initials IC in gable over the first floor window. The rear elevation is also strongly articulated, the main reception rooms emphasised by a more prominent gable and two-storey canted bay window, lesser gables over the adjoining two bays, and the service end necked off with a lower roof and gable. Two and 3-light timber cross windows.
The interior has been modified to meet the present use.
Included as a good example of a large mid-Victorian vicarage designed in the simple Gothic style favoured for such work, retaining characteristic expressive planning, including the separated articulation of the ample service accommodation, and simplified gothic detail in for example fenestration and chimneys.
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