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

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

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 31 January 2000
Cadw Building ID: 22817

OS Grid Coordinates: 309637, 180820
Latitude/Longitude: 51.5186, -3.3025

Location: Pentyrch, Cardiff, Cardiff CF15 9PD

Locality: Pentyrch
County: Cardiff
Country: Wales
Postcode: CF15 9PD

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Listing Text

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

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

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.

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.

Reason 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.

References
Cadw/Icomos Register of Landscapes, Parks and Gardens of Special Historic Interest in Wales, ref PGW(Gm)5(CDF), 1994;
Information from staff.

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.

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

Source: Cadw

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