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No.2 The Almshouses

A Grade II Listed Building in Llanrhaeadr yng Nghinmeirch, Denbighshire

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Latitude: 53.1596 / 53°9'34"N

Longitude: -3.3758 / 3°22'32"W

OS Eastings: 308106

OS Northings: 363382

OS Grid: SJ081633

Mapcode National: GBR 6P.4VX4

Mapcode Global: WH772.3VR4

Entry Name: No.2 The Almshouses

Listing Date: 19 July 1966

Last Amended: 29 November 1999

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 22678

Building Class: Health and Welfare

Location: Adjoining the churchyard at the W end.

County: Denbighshire

Town: Denbigh

Community: Llanrhaeadr-yng-Nghinmeirch

Community: Llanrhaeadr yng Nghinmeirch

Locality: Llanrhaeadr

Traditional County: Denbighshire

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The Llanrhaeadr almshouses were erected by Jane, widow of Maurice Jones of Ddol and Llanrhaeadr hall in 1729. The foundation provided for eight houses and gardens for poor elderly folk of the parish. The complex was conceived as an H-shaped block with a central gabled porch giving access via a covered passage to a large walled garden at the rear. The eight units were originally of one room each and had shared chimneys; their entrances were from the passage, rear and sides, thereby ensuring that the facade appeared as a unified whole. In 1820 the great great nephew of the foundress, William, second Baron Bagot of Blifthfield in Staffordshire, and Pool Park and Bachymbyd in Denbighshire, repaired the almshouses and made minor alterations, notably to the chimneys and openings. The complex was further restored in 1963 and is currently divided into four units.

Reasons for Listing

Listed for its special interest as a second-quarter C18 almshouse complex with sensitive C19 alterations retaining particularly good external character.

Group value with other listed items at the Almshouses and St Dyfnog's Church.

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