When the Bryn-y-Pys pub closed for business in the 1990’s, Bryn-y-Pys Court was built. It is a popular collection of houses and apartments, which still boast the original pub façade and carriage entrance.
The Old Police Station (across the road from the current one) and courthouse now houses Ego Xcentric hairdressers and beauty salon. The building still has the original police cells.
New houses on Bramblewood Close show how the village is continuing to develop. Built in the first decade of the 21st Century
The White Horse Inn, was fully refurbished in 2007 using plans from around 1904 when the coaching inn was rebuilt after a fire in the early 1890’s. It now displays many old pictures of the village which are also shown on the history pages of this website.
The traditional corner shop provides a friendly service and a wide variety of local products. In the foreground is the Grade 2 listed traditional red phone box. The whole of the centre of the village is a conservation area.
Church Cottage, on High Street, is another example of the variation in architecture in the village. The original thatched roof was destroyed by fire and replaced by tiles.
Probably one of the most easily recognisable features of Overton is Dispensary Row, with their gothic pointed windows and doors, on Wrexham Road. Adjacent is the three storied, Pendas House, built in the mid 18th century.
The impressive tower of the church of St Mary The Virgin. The twenty four yew trees that surround the church are described in an anonymous rhyme as one of the Seven Wonders of Wales.
The ruined Peel Chapel, picturesque in its serenity.
The Victorian Pump celebrating Queen Victoria’s golden jubilee, is next to the old police station. This is one of a number of pumps still in place around the village.
Cottages on Church Road.
Cottages on Turning Street
The Playing Fields on Wrexham Road, and some of the play equipment for young people to enjoy. There is also a well maintained cricket pitch and football field where competitive local league games are played.
The Avenue between Wrexham Road and Argoed Lane, which once led to the now demolished Bryn-y-Pys country house, is now the Millennium Meadow Park
The beautiful stained glass frontage of the Catholic Church. Overton has three very active churches, Catholic, Anglican and Methodist.