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Walls, Gatepiers and Gates enclosing the Memorial Garden at Bryn Awelon

A Grade II Listed Building in Criccieth, Gwynedd

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Coordinates

Latitude: 52.9233 / 52°55'23"N

Longitude: -4.2406 / 4°14'26"W

OS Eastings: 249465

OS Northings: 338555

OS Grid: SH494385

Mapcode National: GBR 5K.MVRT

Mapcode Global: WH44D.TSTB

Entry Name: Walls, Gatepiers and Gates enclosing the Memorial Garden at Bryn Awelon

Listing Date: 12 December 1994

Last Amended: 12 December 1994

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 15362

Building Class: Domestic

Location: South of the house, on the west side of its gardens, adjoining Lon Fel.

County: Gwynedd

Community: Criccieth (Cricieth)

Community: Criccieth

Traditional County: Caernarfonshire

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History

The garden was established as a memorial garden to Lady Margaret Lloyd George by Lady Megan Lloyd George, some time between 1843 and 1849. It was designed by the landscape gardener, John St Bodfen Gryffydd.

Exterior

The garden is partially enclosed on 3 sides by a roughly courses and squared rubble wall, c2m in height, which forms the boundary wall with Lon Fel on the W side. It is entered from the N by a wrought iron gate, with rough stone ball finials to either side. There is a pair of similar gates on the S side, although there is no wall at this side. A stone wall bounds the garden on the E side, stepped in height, and there is a stone bench in the angle of the N and E ranges. The garden is divided into 2 sections by a change of level, with a raised bed round a tree where the levels change. Its decorative cobbled surface is inlaid with stones and tiles which represent various astronomical signs and symbols, and there is a pool in the lower section.

Reasons for Listing

A striking example of C20 garden design, with strong architectural and sculptural features in its enclosure, and in the use of different materials to create symbolic forms and patterns.

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