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Kitchen Garden Walls including associated Lean-to Sheds and adjoining Melon House at Plas Heaton

A Grade II Listed Building in Henllan, Denbighshire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 53.2099 / 53°12'35"N

Longitude: -3.4521 / 3°27'7"W

OS Eastings: 303122

OS Northings: 369081

OS Grid: SJ031690

Mapcode National: GBR 6L.1V7R

Mapcode Global: WH65P.YLB1

Entry Name: Kitchen Garden Walls including associated Lean-to Sheds and adjoining Melon House at Plas Heaton

Listing Date: 29 June 2000

Last Amended: 29 June 2000

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 23518

Building Class: Gardens, Parks and Urban Spaces

Location: Located approximately 100m S of Plas Heaton.

County: Denbighshire

Community: Henllan

Community: Henllan

Locality: Plas Heaton

Traditional County: Denbighshire

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History

Early C19 kitchen garden walls, probably contemporary with the general remodelling of the house c1800-1805. The melon house is probably a mid C19 addition.

Exterior

Complete sequence of kitchen garden walls enclosing a wedge-shaped area. The walls are of red brick, laid in English Garden Wall bond, and have sandstone copings; they rises to a consistent height of approximately 4m. There are segmentally-arched entrances to the N, S and E sides, with sandstone imposts and modern decorative iron gates. On the shorter, E-facing wall is a centrally-placed melon house in the form of a hipped-roofed glazed conservatory with brick piers and canted front; this has large 28-pane unhorned sashes. Much of the glass has been lost.

Adjoining to the rear of the E wall is a series of gardeners' sheds in the form of a long lean-to. This is of limestone rubble construction and has a slate roof. There are 3 entrances, those to the R boarded, and 3 windows, two 2-light windows and a single-light to the far R; plain glazing to the last 2.

Reasons for Listing

Listed as a particularly good, unaltered early C19 garden wall enclosure with C19 melon house and associated lean-to sheds.

Group value with other listed items at Plas Heaton.

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