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