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Latitude: 52.9651 / 52°57'54"N
Longitude: -2.7503 / 2°45'1"W
OS Eastings: 349702
OS Northings: 341119
OS Grid: SJ497411
Mapcode National: GBR 7H.KBFD
Mapcode Global: WH89G.QQJS
Entry Name: Whitewell parish hall
Listing Date: 20 October 2005
Last Amended: 20 October 2005
Source ID: 85509
Location: Fronting the road approximately 350m SSE of Whitewell church.
Traditional County: Flintshire
Built in 1887 and enlarged in 1898 (dates on building), although the present structure appears to be a unified build, and is probably therefore of the latter date. It was built as a pair with the Old Rectory, in a style strongly reminiscent of John Douglas, architect of Chester, although neither building has previously been attributed to Douglas.
A single-storey parish hall comprising an entrance vestibule and a lower main hall offset behind, of hand-moulded brick with smoother and redder machine-moulded brick for dressings, quoins and moulded sill band, and tile roof. Windows have moulded terracotta mullions. The gable-end entrance faces the road. On the R side is a shouldered stone lintel with date inscription, to stone steps leading up to the double panel doors. To its L is a 3-light window and a 2-light window in the gable. The L side wall has a 2-light window, and then, set back, the buttressed 3-bay main hall with 3-light windows with ogee-headed lights. The R side wall of the vestibule has two 2-light windows, and the main hall a 3-light window with ogee-headed lights, and then a lower gabled projection with outshuts, which in its gable end has a 2-light window and segmental-headed panel door to a side entrance. The rear of the main hall has a 3-light transomed window with ogee-headed lights.
On the R side of the entrance is a brick wall with stone coping, incorporating a Victorian letterbox, to gate piers of the former Rectory.
Listed for its special architectural interest as a prominent and well-detailed late C19 public building forming a pair with the Old Rectory.
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