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Front Terrace, Balustrade and Steps at Wern Manor

A Grade II Listed Building in Dolbenmaen, Gwynedd

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Latitude: 52.9364 / 52°56'11"N

Longitude: -4.1698 / 4°10'11"W

OS Eastings: 254269

OS Northings: 339873

OS Grid: SH542398

Mapcode National: GBR 5N.M1JQ

Mapcode Global: WH55K.XGJ6

Entry Name: Front Terrace, Balustrade and Steps at Wern Manor

Listing Date: 30 March 1999

Last Amended: 30 March 1999

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 21554

Building Class: Gardens, Parks and Urban Spaces

Location: The terrace is in front of the main SW elevation of Wern Manor.

County: Gwynedd

Town: Dolbenmaen

Community: Dolbenmaen

Community: Dolbenmaen

Locality: Wern

Traditional County: Caernarfonshire

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The present house was designed and built in 1892 by John Douglas, architect of Chester, for Richard M Greaves, the slate magnate. The gardens were the work of Thomas Mawson the well-known garden designer. The terrace probably belongs to the initial 1892 remodelling of the earlier house and was modified in the early C20.


The artificial terrace extends along the whole SW frontage of the house, and has a balustrade with a central bay with balustraded steps, and further steps at the E end both descending to a lower cross terrace, which in turn has steps down to the main axial walk of the garden, which ends in the summer house. The steps and balustrade are of stone.

Reasons for Listing

Included as an important element in the designed setting for the Grade II* Wern Manor.

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