Listed Buildings -> Trevalyn Hall (including former lodge)

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

Trevalyn Hall (including former lodge)   Grade II*

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Location: Trevalyn   Postcode: LL12 0HH   Street: Chester Road   Side of Street: SE

Situated in its own grounds set back, and to the south east, of Chester Road (B5102)
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Built in 1576 for John Trevor of the Trevor family of Brynkinalt. Designer unknown but suggested by Mark Girouard to have been John Trevor himself with the assistance of master-mason Walter Hancock of Much Wenlock.

The Trevors claim descent from the C10 Welsh prince Tudor Trevor. John Trevor's great-grandfather, Richard Trevor, had originally acquired the estate by marriage to Matilda, daughter and heiress of Jenkyn ap David ap Griffith of Trevalyn. John Trevor made his fortune in London largely through the patronage of the powerful Thomas Sackville, the Lord Buckhurst and Earl of Dorset, who was his wife's cousin. He also held a few minor government posts as recorded on his monument in the parish church at Gresford. With Sackville he is assumed to have made a grand tour of France and Italy between about 1563 and 1566, and again to France in 1568 and 1571.

Of his four sons only one, Richard, spent time at Trevalyn and even then preferred to stay at another house built by his father, Roft Hall, in Marford (demolished).

In the 1670's the family inherited Glynde Place in Sussex which henceforward became their principal seat and Trevalyn was occupied by a succession of stewards and agents.

In 1836 descendants through marriage, Thomas and Elizabeth Griffith, moved in and made extensive alterations internally and externally. These included the re-siting of the Porter's Lodge, creation of a topiary garden to the north-east, and extensive internal alterations by the local architect Thomas Jones.

Sold in the 1980's and converted into two flats involving extensive works to the interior and brickwork.

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392 #1 392 commented on November 08 2009 13:42:09
In the summer of 1963 when I lived with my parents in Cromar Crecent and courting a youg lady from Croeshowel, with her parents we would be accompanied by Lady Jones from Trevalyn Hall when we went ina ford consul ca to The Golden Groves for an evenings drinking of Whatneys Red Barrel beer.
392 #2 392 commented on November 08 2009 13:59:27
Trevalyn hall's front wooden door had a four leafed rose made of brass about in the centre of the door,I would say it wasabout two and a half to 3 inches in width and depth.In the summer of 63 I remember polishing this rose with brasso.I would expct it has long since been stolen. I would think that this was an emblem of the Boscawen dynasty.Can anyone enlighten me on this...Donald
392 #3 392 commented on November 08 2009 14:00:35
As I remember the orchard of Trevalyn Hall had many varieties of apple trees. I remember one in particular whoes branches were weighed down with very large apples.the size of a grapfruit or bigger.They were of a pale yellow in colour. I have not been able as yet to find the name of this variety or seen or head of it any where during my travels of the uk.Any one know the name of this variety.....Donald
416 #4 416 commented on November 27 2010 18:23:32
When the house was converted, it was split vertically into a pair of semis, not flats or apartments. The conversion was carried out by a developer called Darlington. Libel laws prevent further comment.

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