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Garden terrace and steps at Craig-y-parc

A Grade II* Listed Building in Pentyrch, Cardiff

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.519 / 51°31'8"N

Longitude: -3.3043 / 3°18'15"W

OS Eastings: 309597

OS Northings: 180815

OS Grid: ST095808

Mapcode National: GBR HR.HKK8

Mapcode Global: VH6F4.P20V

Entry Name: Garden terrace and steps at Craig-y-parc

Listing Date: 31 January 2000

Last Amended: 31 January 2000

Grade: II*

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 22818

Building Class: Gardens, Parks and Urban Spaces

Location: Adjoining the S frontage of Craig-y-parc House with steps leading down from columned screen to the garden.

County: Cardiff

Community: Pentyrch

Locality: Craig-y-parc

Traditional County: Glamorgan

History

Built c 1915 by C E Mallows as part of the extensive garden development associated with the house.

Exterior

The terrace is at 3 levels. A wide Italianate flight of stone steps ascends from the lawn to the atrium, the lower steps splayed out beyond the walls which are of random rubble with thin stone coping with urns at end. A smiliar terrace rises behind and the staircase continues flanked by freestanding walls incorporating box shrubs at two levels, while parallell and set back on either side are the returns of the limestone balustrade which extends across the whole terrace at house level and comprises vase balusters, a plinth adjoining the top terrace wall and a shallow cornice, with wide-spaced rectangular supporting piers, solid wall at ends. 3 nosed steps lead up to the atrium and on either side against the house are low raised beds built of stone with flat stone coping.

Reasons for Listing

Included at II* as integral part of the setting of the house; group value with the house and other listed garden features.

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