COED COCH;HERONWATER SCHOOL, DOLWEN
Map Reference SH87SE
Grid Reference SH88137398
Unitary (Local) Authority Conwy
Old County Denbighshire
Community Betws yn Rhos
Type of Site COUNTRY HOUSE
Broad Class Domestic
Period Post Medieval
Site Description Coed Coch is a large country house of irregular plan, dating from the early nineteenth century or late Georgian period. It is set in extensive landscaped grounds (nprn 86646). The house consists of a main two-storey L-shaped range with an adjoining three-storey block, also L-plan, and a series of chiefly single-storey extensions and additions, all built around a service court open to the north. Of local rubble construction, with fine limestone ashlar to the main facades and dressings, the buildings have shallow-pitched, hipped slate roofs with deep oversailing eaves to the main sections and plain chimneys with cornices. Internally, the main staircase is based on an elliptical plan, encased in a small rotunda and lit from a small lantern dome.
Sources include: Hubbard E, The Buildings of Wales: Clwyd (Denbighshire and Flintshire), Penguin Books, 1986.
RCAHMW, 24 October 2012.