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Miles Cottage

A Grade II Listed Building in Bronington, Wrexham

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Latitude: 52.9701 / 52°58'12"N

Longitude: -2.7531 / 2°45'11"W

OS Eastings: 349517

OS Northings: 341678

OS Grid: SJ495416

Mapcode National: GBR 7H.JXDG

Mapcode Global: WH89G.PL5Y

Entry Name: Miles Cottage

Listing Date: 20 October 2005

Last Amended: 20 October 2005

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 85474

Location: On the S side of a minor road between Whitewell and Iscoyd Park, approximately 300m N of Whitewell church.

County: Wrexham

Community: Bronington

Community: Bronington

Locality: Whitewell

Traditional County: Flintshire

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Iscoyd Park was purchased in 1843 by Philip Lake Godsal, a Cheltenham coach builder, an estate of 202 acres (82 hectares) comprising mansion house with park, and cottages and smallholdings. Over subsequent decades farms were acquired from neighbouring landowners, mainly during the ownership of Philip William Godsal, who inherited in 1858 and died in 1896. In 1895 it was reported to the Royal Commission on Land in Wales and Monmouthshire that the Iscoyd Park estate, now expanded to 887 acres(359 hectares), had 9 farms. Of these 'six new farmhouses, bricked and slated, and homesteads to them, have been built new entirely' and 'sixteen cottages and buildings for pigs and cows have been erected'.

The present Miles Cottage was built in 1883 on the site of a 'croft' purchased from Sir John Hanmer in 1833. It is therefore one of several cases where a late C19 smallholding can be shown to perpetuate a earlier tradition.


A 1½-storey cottage of brick with steep tile roof on overhanging eaves and dentil verge, and central brick stack. Openings have mainly segmental heads and wood-framed windows. The S gable end entrance has a boarded door to the R, under a freestone triangular-headed lintel inscribed 'PWG 1883'. To its L and above are 2-light casement windows. The 2 window R side wall has 3-light casements and in the L side wall are a single and a larger 2-light casement. A rear lean-to has a replacement split door in the R end wall, and 2-light windows. The rear gable end also has a 2-light attic window, with small inserted window to its L.


Not inspected.

Reasons for Listing

Listed for its special architectural interest as a well-preserved C19 cottage characteristic of the Iscoyd Park estate style, and for its contribution to the distinctive historic character of the district provided by surviving estate buildings, which together provide a good example of estate-sponsored improvement.

Other nearby listed buildings

  • II Parkley Lodge
    At the entrance to Parkley Farm on the S side of a minor road between Whitewell and Iscoyd Park, app
  • II Church of St Mary
    At the end of a lane reached by minor roads N of the A525 and approximately 1.3km WNW of Redbrook ro
  • II Carriage shelter at Whitewell Church
    On the E side of the churchyard, adjacent to Church House.
  • II Stable at Whitewell Church
    On the W side of the churchyard and the W end of a group comprising stable, carriage shelter and Chu
  • II Church Holding
    On the N side of the lane leading to the church, approximately 150m WSW of the church.
  • II Shippon at Church Holding
    On the SW side of the house.
  • II 2 Warren Cottages
    One of a pair of cottages reached by a short private drive on the N side of a minor road between Isc
  • II 1 Warren Cottages
    One of a pair of cottages reached by a short private drive on the N side of a minor road between Isc

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