History in Structure

This site is entirely user-supported. See how you can help.

Columns in the quadrants of the Venetian Garden at Kinmel

A Grade II Listed Building in Abergele, Conwy

Approximate Location Map
Large Map »
Street View
Contributor Photos »

Street View is the best available vantage point looking, if possible, towards the location of the building. In some locations, Street View may not give a view of the actual building, or may not be available at all. Where it is not available, the satellite view is shown instead.

Coordinates

Latitude: 53.2619 / 53°15'42"N

Longitude: -3.5307 / 3°31'50"W

OS Eastings: 297996

OS Northings: 374971

OS Grid: SH979749

Mapcode National: GBR 3ZSQ.FD

Mapcode Global: WH65G.Q8XP

Entry Name: Columns in the quadrants of the Venetian Garden at Kinmel

Listing Date: 5 August 1997

Last Amended: 5 August 1997

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 18679

Building Class: Gardens, Parks and Urban Spaces

Location: The W Venetian garden is laid out geometrically, with a central pond, clipped yew trees, and features in the four quadrants.

County: Conwy

Town: Abergele

Community: Abergele

Community: Abergele

Locality: Kinmel

Traditional County: Denbighshire

Find accommodation in
Kinmel

History

The origin of the column, now divided into two separate sections, is not known; it probably came from Egypt as a spoil from a grand tour, and circulated in various aristocratic locations before arriving in the present garden.

Exterior

Two halves of a giant porphry column, c62cm in diameter and totalling approximately 4m high, with entasis and neck fillet, set inelegantly in the two W quadrants of the garden, surrounded by a small circular limestone kerb.

Reasons for Listing

Included for their historic interest and as part of the Venetian garden at the
Grade I Kinmel.

Other nearby listed buildings

BritishListedBuildings.co.uk is an independent online resource and is not associated with any government department. All government data published here is used under licence. Please do not contact BritishListedBuildings.co.uk for any queries related to any individual listed building, planning permission related to listed buildings or the listing process itself.

British Listed Buildings is a Good Stuff website.