Full Report for Listed Buildings

Summary Description of a Listed Buildings

Reference Number
Building Number
Date of Designation
Date of Amendment
Name of Property
Former Coachhouse and Stable Complex, including associated Service Court Walls, at Coed Coch  


Unitary Authority
Betws Yn Rhos  
Coed Coch  
Street Side
Immediately to the rear (NW) of Coed Coch.  


Broad Class

Coach-house and stable complex built c1804 to serve Coed Coch with which it is contemporary; the architect was probably Henry Hakewill. Part of the stable range was converted into a chapel in 1962 by Gerald R Beech and J Quentin Hughes, architects, for the then Heronwater School.  

L-shaped 2-storey former coachhouse and stable complex built around two sides of a cobbled stable yard, with the third and fourth sides, to the S and E, closed by a 3m rubble wall, and with further rectangular former cart bay block in the SE corner. Of local limestone rubble construction with rough-dressed stone voussoirs and hipped slate roofs; plain squat chimneys, one rendered. The shorter eastern wing was the coachhouse. This has a 3-bay symmetrical outer (N) facade, with a pedimented, slightly projecting central bay and a centrally-placed square, wooden clock tower; this has painted clock faces to its lower stage and a slatted upper stage with surmounting pyramidal roof. Each bay has a full-height round-arched recess with continuous, plain stringcourse at the springing; blocked central window and wooden cross windows to flanking bays with projecting sills, exposed wooden lintels and C20 glazing. The Inner (S) side has a large, full-height segmental opening to the L and 2 similar though lower cart bays to the R, the latter with boarded doors. Above the lower entrances are two 6-pane windows under the eaves. The long S wing originally formed the stable section. The upper (N) part of this has an entrance with flanking windows and a further entrance and window to the L. The ground-floor openings have cambered heads with rough-dressed voussoirs and modern doors and windows; there are 4 square windows to the upper floor, under the eaves, those to the N retaining their C19 6-pane sash glazing. Between the southern pair is a large blind oculus. The lower (S) third of this wing is now a modern chapel conversion with 4 tall windows and a plain buttress-like bellcote to the S, entrance, end; here there is a short single-storey hipped-roofed return with modern, part-glazed doors to the E and a 12-pane C19 sash window to the N. Here, beyond an opening, the eastern stretch of rubble enclosing wall stretches for some 15m at a height of approximately 3m where it returns northwards to terminate in a plain square pier opposite the coachhouse section. In the inner SE angle is the cart bay block; this has a modern steel-framed door and large windows to the inner side and a cambered entrance with boarded door to the outer; in the centre of the northern stretch of wall, on the inner side, is a small 5-step rubble mounting block.  

Modernised interiors.  

Reason for designation
Included for group value with other listed items at Coed Coch.  

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