History in Structure

This site is entirely user-supported. See how you can help.

Lead Cistern in the east forecourt of St Fagans Castle

A Grade II* Listed Building in St. Fagans, Cardiff

Approximate Location Map
Large Map »
Street View
Contributor Photos »

Street View is the best available vantage point looking, if possible, towards the location of the building. In some locations, Street View may not give a view of the actual building, or may not be available at all. Where it is not available, the satellite view is shown instead.

Coordinates

Latitude: 51.4864 / 51°29'11"N

Longitude: -3.2685 / 3°16'6"W

OS Eastings: 312016

OS Northings: 177150

OS Grid: ST120771

Mapcode National: GBR HT.KNJH

Mapcode Global: VH6F5.9WDW

Entry Name: Lead Cistern in the east forecourt of St Fagans Castle

Listing Date: 6 October 1977

Last Amended: 28 November 2003

Grade: II*

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 13885

Building Class: Religious, Ritual and Funerary

Location: One of the associated structures in the gardens of St Fagans Castle and part of the Museum of Welsh Life.

County: Cardiff

Town: Cardiff

Community: St. Fagans

Locality: Museum of Welsh Life, St Fagans

Traditional County: Glamorgan

History

The cistern bears the date 1620 and the arms of Sir Edward Lewis. It was probably brought from The Van, Caerphilly, the Lewis family seat, and re-sited here c1870. Sir Edward Lewis had himself bought St. Fagans Castle in 1616 and had laid out the formal gardens. It is not known exactly when the cistern was placed in position but it is not shown on the1855 plan and is known to have been in place in 1888.

Exterior

Large circular lead cistern about 2m in diameter and 1.3m in height. The outer face of the cistern has a double row of panels nearly all of which have a framework of arcading and are decorated with a floriated pattern. It is one of the earliest circular cisterns of this type still surviving.

Reasons for Listing

Included and highly graded as a rare and important early C17 lead cistern and as one of the structures associated with the gardens and estate of St. Fagans Castle.

Other nearby listed buildings

BritishListedBuildings.co.uk is an independent online resource and is not associated with any government department. All government data published here is used under licence. Please do not contact BritishListedBuildings.co.uk for any queries related to any individual listed building, planning permission related to listed buildings or the listing process itself.

British Listed Buildings is a Good Stuff website.