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Revetment to terrace on W side of Castle Square, Caernarfon

Description: Revetment to terrace on W side of Castle Square

Grade: II
Date Listed: 5 March 2002
Cadw Building ID: 26517

OS Grid Coordinates: 247884, 362664
Latitude/Longitude: 53.1391, -4.2744

Location: 6 Segontium Terrace, Caernarfon, Gwynedd LL55 2PN, UK LL55 2NP

Locality: Caernarfon
County: Gwynedd
Country: Wales
Postcode: LL55 2NP

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Listing Text

On the E side of Caernarfon Castle

The terrace was created in 1911 as a viewing area for the investiture of the Prince of Wales at Caernarfon Castle, on land donated by Baron Vaynol (details on tablets attached to 37 Castle Square).


A revetment and parapet of coursed dressed stone, with a band of finer tooled stone 2 courses thick. The revetment, facing Castle Hill, has shallow intermediate buttresses and is composed of 2 straight sections. Incorporated into the lower section are public conveniences, with 3 boarded doors. A parapet of finer tooled stone projects on corbels and has a saddleback coping. It terminates on the NW side in a broad rock-faced pier facing Castle Ditch.

Reason for Listing
Listed for its historical association with the investiture of the Prince of Wales in 1911, and with other associated listed items for its contribution to the historic townscape and the setting of Caernarfon Castle.


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.

On the E side of Caernarfon Castle

Source: Cadw

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