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Lower Revetment and steps at Merthyr Mawr House

A Grade II Listed Building in Merthyr Mawr, Bridgend

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.4891 / 51°29'20"N

Longitude: -3.6019 / 3°36'6"W

OS Eastings: 288880

OS Northings: 177900

OS Grid: SS888779

Mapcode National: GBR HC.KGQ3

Mapcode Global: VH5HJ.JT6T

Entry Name: Lower Revetment and steps at Merthyr Mawr House

Listing Date: 29 January 1999

Last Amended: 29 January 1999

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 21231

Building Class: Gardens, Parks and Urban Spaces

Location: On the S side of the house and below the S terrace.

County: Bridgend

Community: Merthyr Mawr

Community: Merthyr Mawr

Locality: Merthyr Mawr House

Traditional County: Glamorgan

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History

Sir John Nicholl purchased the Merthyr Mawr Estate in 1804 and planned a new country residence away from the old manor house, Merthyr Mawr Hall (now the site of Home Farm). A new site was chosen below Chapel Hill which overlooks the Ogmore valley. Merthyr Mawr House was built in the period 1806-9 and the park and gardens laid out later, with a garden on the S and W of the house, a kitchen garden to the E and wooded pleasure grounds to the N on Chapel Hill and to the SW. The terrace revetments on the S side of the house were added in the early C20, replacing grass terraces which were still in existence in 1899.

Exterior

A rubble stone wall with square piers flanking central stone steps, terminating in a pier on the E side and stepped on the W side. The wall has a flat coping and the piers are topped with concrete vases.

Reasons for Listing

Included for group value with Merthyr Mawr House and other associated listed items.

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