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Latitude: 51.4811 / 51°28'52"N
Longitude: -3.183 / 3°10'58"W
OS Eastings: 317945
OS Northings: 176460
OS Grid: ST179764
Mapcode National: GBR KHM.70
Mapcode Global: VH6FD.S14D
Entry Name: Animal Wall, and Gates near Clock Tower
Listing Date: 12 February 1952
Last Amended: 30 April 1999
Source ID: 21696
Building Class: Gardens, Parks and Urban Spaces
Location: Between SW angle of Castle and West Lodge.
Traditional County: Glamorgan
1887-88, and 1930. Animals to designs of Burges, by Thos Nicholls, and W Antill.
The wall originally stood in front of castle between the Clock tower and South gate and was moved to its present site circa 1930 when Duke St and Castle Street were improved. Six animals were added, by A Carrick, sculptor, of Edinburgh.
Stone wall and gates. Realistic animals on alternate merlons of wall. To W of Clock Tower, iron gates flanked by wall with Lions holding heraldic shields.
To W of gates, the animals are apparently, Lynx, Lioness, Bear, Sea-lion, Apes, Wolf, Hyena, Vulture, Beaver, Leopard, Foxes, Anteater (snout defaced), Pelican.
Important part of alterations made by Marquess of Bute and Burges to Cardiff Castle. Group value with Cardiff Castle and Lodge.
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