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Latitude: 51.5497 / 51°32'58"N
Longitude: -3.1246 / 3°7'28"W
OS Eastings: 322117
OS Northings: 184019
OS Grid: ST221840
Mapcode National: GBR J0.FNR3
Mapcode Global: VH6F1.S9HW
Entry Name: Walls of former kitchen garden at Cefn Mably
Listing Date: 5 March 1999
Last Amended: 5 March 1999
Source ID: 21445
Building Class: Gardens, Parks and Urban Spaces
Location: On W side of house and on N side of drive to Maes-y-bryn, obscured by woodland.
Community: Rudry (Rhydri)
Locality: Cefn Mably
Traditional County: Glamorgan
Probably early C18 and built by Sir Charles Kemeys in conjunction with the enlargement of the house. The 1st edition Ordnance Survey shows no internal structural divisions, but perimeter paths and cross paths.
Garden walls of rubble stone 2-3m high enclosing a former kitchen garden approximately 70m square. In the E wall is a narrow inserted doorway with brick jambs. Set back from the NE corner the N wall has a gateway with hammer-dressed stone piers and brick quoins. To its R is a C19 ruined gardener's cottage of rubble stone and brick dressings with a later brick lean-to. The interior is said to retain ruined glasshouses but was inaccessible at the time of inspection.
Included as an early example of a kitchen garden and for group value with Cefn Mably and its garden terraces.
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