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Garden walls to S side of formal garden including gate piers, gates and alcove

A Grade II Listed Building in Marchwiel, Wrexham

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Coordinates

Latitude: 53.0265 / 53°1'35"N

Longitude: -3.0056 / 3°0'20"W

OS Eastings: 332648

OS Northings: 348165

OS Grid: SJ326481

Mapcode National: GBR 75.F8DZ

Mapcode Global: WH894.S6Y4

Entry Name: Garden walls to S side of formal garden including gate piers, gates and alcove

Listing Date: 3 December 1996

Last Amended: 3 December 1996

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 17860

Building Class: Gardens, Parks and Urban Spaces

Location: The wall runs along the S side of the formal garden to the E of Erddig and returns at right angles at the end of the garden.

County: Wrexham

Community: Marchwiel (Marchwiail)

Community: Marchwiel

Locality: Erddig

Traditional County: Denbighshire

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History

The walls relate to a garden laid out by John Meller in 1718-33 based on a plan by Stephen Switzer and shown on an engraving of 1740 by Thomas Badeslade. The walls have been repaired and rebuilt and some new openings have been made at various times since the early C18. Major restoration undertaken by the National Trust during the 1970s.

Exterior

The wall is of a mixture of bonds, with some sections in English Garden Wall bond and some Flemish bond. The brick is generally red or reddish brown and various different sizes relate to different areas of rebuilding and repair. The wall has a flat stone parapet for part of its length and the section nearest the house is formed by the walled garden to the S. The wall continues with a dentil cornice and coped brick parapet. The wall returns at right angles and at the corner is a seating alcove which consists of a shaped opening to a curved recess. The wall continues and is attached to a pair of square section stone gatepiers with stone ball finials. There are stone steps up to restored early C18 gates which were positioned to terminate a vista along the Moss Walk and through the rose garden. The wall continues terminating at the iron screen.

Reasons for Listing

Listed as a surviving feature of an exceptional and rare early C18 formal garden.

Group value with Erddig and with garden structures of the E front of the house.

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