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Latitude: 53.0286 / 53°1'43"N
Longitude: -3.0085 / 3°0'30"W
OS Eastings: 332456
OS Northings: 348401
OS Grid: SJ324484
Mapcode National: GBR 75.F7P0
Mapcode Global: WH894.R4KJ
Entry Name: Cup and Saucer
Listing Date: 3 December 1996
Last Amended: 3 December 1996
Source ID: 17869
Building Class: Gardens, Parks and Urban Spaces
Location: Situated c0.2m NW of Erddig to the W of the carriage drive.
Community: Marchwiel (Marchwiail)
Traditional County: Denbighshire
Designed by William Emes in 1774, this structure is said to have been installed to prevent erosion of the sides of the Black Brook and was clearly intended as an ornamental feature to be enjoyed from the approach on the N carriage drive. It is said to be the only surviving water feature of this type to have been identified.
A shallow circular stone bowl with a cylindrical stone weir is set in the dammed Black Brook. The water drops vertically down and exits through a rusticated tunnel entrance which is attached on each side to splayed stone walls with wide flat stone parapets set into the slope.
Listed grade II* as an impressive and probably unique water feature designed by the noted landscape architect William Emes.
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