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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
Source ID: 21554
Building Class: Gardens, Parks and Urban Spaces
Location: The terrace is in front of the main SW elevation of Wern Manor.
Traditional County: Caernarfonshire
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.
Included as an important element in the designed setting for the Grade II* Wern Manor.
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