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Animal Wall, and Gates near Clock Tower, Castle

Description: Animal Wall, and Gates near Clock Tower

Grade: I
Date Listed: 2 December 1952
Cadw Building ID: 21696

OS Grid Coordinates: 317945, 176460
Latitude/Longitude: 51.4807, -3.1818

Location: Womanby Street, Cardiff CF10 CF10 1SZ

Locality: Castle
County: Cardiff
Country: Wales
Postcode: CF10 1SZ

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Listing Text

Between SW angle of Castle and West Lodge.

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.

Reason for Listing
Important part of alterations made by Marquess of Bute and Burges to Cardiff Castle. Group value with Cardiff Castle and Lodge.

J Newman, Glamorgan (Buildings of Wales Series), 1995, p 200.

This text is a legacy record and has not been updated since the building was originally listed. Details of the building may have changed in the intervening time. You should not rely on this listing as an accurate description of the building.

Between SW angle of Castle and West Lodge.

Source: Cadw

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