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Stansty is a community in the Wrexham County Borough of Wales. It lies to the north-west part of the Welsh market town Wrexham.

Geography
Stansty is made up of, what is described locally as Higer Stansty and Lower Stansty. Higher Stansty lies near to the Summerhill, Gwersyllt and Moss Valley and is north of the A483 bypass, whilst Lower Stansty or Plas Coch Stansty as it is sometimes referred to neighbours the community of Rhosddu and is south of the A483 bypass.

Coal Mining Era
The area, like most of Wrexham has a tradition of coal mining, Rhosddu Colliery or The Wrexham & Acton Colliery as it was also know as, was once reached along Colliery Road, this was obviously before the building of the A483 bypass which divided the old colliery. Colliery Road is still in existance today but is now surrounded by a residential area.

History
A number of large houses once stood in the area and few of them can still be seen today. Stansty Lodge is an example and stands on what is now known as Weston Drive. In its heydey Stansty Lodge stood proudly surrounded by large grounds of which the original wall can still be seen. one of the main feature of Stansty Lodge is the gatehouse. The gatehouse is still standing on Lodge Road and with its unique features is still a feature within the small community. Stansty Lodge has been divided into three seperate homes but still maintains its original character.

Another example was Plas Coch which was built in the late 16th century in mature hand-made red brick, which gave the house its name (Plas Coch, translated into redhouse). It was a two storey house and plan of the dwelling was a typical through passage ouse with access at either end of the passage. The house was buily for William Meredith in 1952 who was knighted later in life. He was one of the sons of Richard Meredith of Allington Hall. Edward Meredith, a brother to William, was recorded in 1610 as trading as draper in Cheapside, London and he had held the lease on Plas Coch from his nephew for a time. Sir Richard Meredith held the office of the High Sheriff of Denbighsire in 1629.

In 1709 the Plas Coch estate was sold by Sir William Meredith of Kent to Sir John Wynn, 1st Baronet of Gwydir Castle, Llanrwst.

Plas Coch played an important part in the social life of the town. It held the Denbighsire & Flintshire Agricultural Society Show and the Annual Wrexham Lager Festival.

Sadley the house and building were demolished in the lates 1980's to make way for a large Supermarket and retail development. The only part of the original property remaining today is a short length of stone wall at the roadside infront of 'Homebase'.

Public Houses in Stansty
The Railway Inn on Railway Road The Plas Coch on Plas Coch Road

Schools in Stansty
Ysgol Plas Coch


 Pubs/Bars in Stansty:
 Plas Coch
       Plas Coch Rd
       Stansy
       Wrexham
       Clwyd
       LL11 2BW
 01978 261470

 Railway Inn
       Railway Road
       Sansty
       Wrexham
       Clwyd
       LL11 2DH
 01978 311172


Stansty - From 'A Topographical Dictionary of Wales' (1849)
STANSTY, a township, in that part of the parish of Wrexham which is in the hundred of Bromfield, in the union of Wrexham, county of Denbigh, North Wales, 1 mile (N.) from Wrexham; containing 355 inhabitants. Wat's Dyke enters this township from the south, and, after passing through it to the river Alyn, is continued beyond that river, in the township of Gwersylt, in the parish of Gresford. A tithe rent-charge of 121. 6. is paid to the impropriators, and one of 14s. to the vicar of Wrexham.



 

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