Listed Buildings -> 1 and 2 Yew Tree Cottages

(Information originally supplied by Wrexham County Borough Council Planning Office dated 18/10/96)

1 and 2 Yew Tree Cottages   Grade II

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Location: Burton   Postcode: LL12 0HT   Street: Llay Road (B5102)   Side of Street: S

On south side of B5102 Llay Road as it begins to ascend Croes Howell Hill. Approx. 1.2km west of Rossett, at right angles to road.
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History

Built in 1881 to designs of John Douglas, architects, of Chester for Alexander Balfour who lived in nearby Mount Alyn (demolished). One cottage for farm bailiff, the other for use of members of a Liverpool mission. Uninhabited and boarded up at the time of re-survey (1995)

Exterior

Pair of semi-detached asymmetrical cottages, Vernacular revival style. Ground floor red brick. First floor has roughcast rendering, half-timbered gables, and some tile-hanging to rear. Red tiled roof. Chimneys tall, red-brick, stepped in plan. Frontage to east asymmetrical.

North cottage has ground floor bay lit by shallow-arched windows with overhanging half-timbered gable above which is lit by a broad 4-light window.

Entrance to north cottage through shallow-arched doorway facing east which has north-facing half-timbered overhanging above.

South cottage entered through canopied door flanked by shallow-arched windows. Lean-to service rooms with red tiled roofs. Pyramidal roof over projecting pantry.

Interior

Internal inspection not possible at time of re-survey in November 1995.

Listed Description

Included for group value with adjacent Outbuilding range at Yew Tree Farm

 

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