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Penrice Castle South-West Gates, Railings and Piers

A Grade II Listed Building in Penrice, Swansea

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.5731 / 51°34'23"N

Longitude: -4.1754 / 4°10'31"W

OS Eastings: 249341

OS Northings: 188266

OS Grid: SS493882

Mapcode National: GBR GS.KQQX

Mapcode Global: VH3MX.KQZF

Entry Name: Penrice Castle South-West Gates, Railings and Piers

Listing Date: 29 October 1999

Last Amended: 29 October 1999

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 22541

Building Class: Domestic

Location: At the entrance to Penrice Castle park, on the minor road leading to Penrice Church.

County: Swansea

Community: Penrice (Pen-rhys)

Community: Penrice

Traditional County: Glamorgan

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History

Penrice Castle was built in 1773-7, with William Gubbings as mason. In 1790 and 1793 Gubbings was paid for gatepiers; probably the gates, railings and piers of all four entrances to the park were added in the early 1790s.

Exterior

A formal gateway in the boundary wall of Penrice Castle park. The gateway consists of two main sandstone piers carrying the gates and two outer piers of smaller size linked by fixed railings. The wall each side is of rubble sandstone, 2 m high. Stile to right. The main piers are square, about 3.5m apart, heavily rusticated and vermiculated, and with all corners hollowed. Tall plinth with base moulding. Small cornice. The finials are formalised stone flower or acorn heads on thin hollow stems, each with a thin vermiculated horizontal block. The outer piers are in plain ashlar on small plinths. Each has a simple slab coping and a hollow-stemmed cushion finial. The gates and the side railings are plain, in wrought iron, with dog railings.

Reasons for Listing

Listed for group value with Penrice Castle.

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