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Loggia at Craig-y-parc and attached terrace walls and steps

A Grade II* Listed Building in Pentyrch, Cardiff

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.519 / 51°31'8"N

Longitude: -3.3038 / 3°18'13"W

OS Eastings: 309635

OS Northings: 180818

OS Grid: ST096808

Mapcode National: GBR HR.HKPM

Mapcode Global: VH6F4.P29V

Entry Name: Loggia at Craig-y-parc and attached terrace walls and steps

Location: Stands adjacent to the house to E, at the end of the top terrace facing W.

County: Cardiff

Community: Pentyrch

Locality: Craig-y-parc

Traditional County: Glamorgan

Listing Date: 31 January 2000

Last Amended: 31 January 2000

Grade: II*

Source: Cadw

Building Class: Gardens, Parks and Urban Spaces

Source ID: 22817

History

Built c 1915 by C E Mallows for Thomas Evans as part of the extensive garden for Craig-y-parc house.

Exterior

An open loggia, in dimensions similar to a small barn or byre, of stone rubble with deep hipped stone-tiled roof. At each end is a short stretch of masonry with offset and between 6 slender Doric columns of limestone. To N the wall returns and forms a garden entrance with lattice panels and stone tiled roof, similar to stretch in front courtyard. To S it extends to form a garden wall of roughly dressed deliberately random masonry barely mortared, forming a curve round a terraced recess and descending in height to border a short angled flight of steps at the end of the terrace; a further flight of steps descends from the terraced recess in a matching curve and another from the higher level.

Interior

Interior is dominated by a heavy intricate timber-framed roof of 7 bays with massive tie beams, king posts, struts, collars, braces, close-set rafters and 2 rows of purlins. The masonry is designed to suggest a building which has evolved over centuries, with stone of different sizes and type, small niches, corbels, patching including the tile-stitching fashionable for masonry repairs at the time and a series of relief shields bearing coats of arms. In the centre is a low fireplace with semi-circular arch, end-on tiled voussoirs and prominent keystone with a semi-circular kerb and an iron fire basket and back dated 1743 from the Taff Vale Foundry. Flagged floor.

Reasons for Listing

Included at II* as an essential feature of the house and garden design in interesting historicist style; group value with the house and other listed garden features.

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