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Terraced steps at The Gables

A Grade II Listed Building in Abercarn, Caerphilly

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Latitude: 51.6463 / 51°38'46"N

Longitude: -3.1346 / 3°8'4"W

OS Eastings: 321592

OS Northings: 194771

OS Grid: ST215947

Mapcode National: GBR J0.7D89

Mapcode Global: VH6DG.MW7C

Entry Name: Terraced steps at The Gables

Listing Date: 28 August 2001

Last Amended: 28 August 2001

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 25738

Building Class: Gardens, Parks and Urban Spaces

Location: Set in the sloping garden below the garden frontage of the house.

County: Caerphilly

Community: Abercarn

Community: Abercarn

Built-Up Area: Abercarn

Traditional County: Monmouthshire

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Probably contemporary with the house which was probably built around the time of the First World War. The paved area adjacent to the terraced steps was formerly a glasshouse with boiler house beneath.


This feature consists of an asymmetrical stone staircase rising from a grassy terrace, formerly used for tennis, to the paved terrace fronting the house. Built of stone rubble, some rockfaced, with roughly dressed stone coping. The base, with swept sides, shallow coping stones and roughly dressed quoins, incorporates a segmental arched alcove with rough voussoirs which formerly held a seat. Two rounded approach steps to right, then the flight of steps returns behind the recess, then turns again to ascend the slope in 3 uneven sections, flanked by low walls with end piers.

Reasons for Listing

Listed as an interesting garden feature for group value with the house.

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