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Terrace walls and steps at Coomb Cheshire Home

A Grade II Listed Building in Llangynog, Carmarthenshire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.8007 / 51°48'2"N

Longitude: -4.4154 / 4°24'55"W

OS Eastings: 233551

OS Northings: 214099

OS Grid: SN335140

Mapcode National: GBR D9.XRG3

Mapcode Global: VH3LM.FZ4Z

Entry Name: Terrace walls and steps at Coomb Cheshire Home

Listing Date: 17 October 2001

Last Amended: 17 October 2001

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 25802

Building Class: Domestic

Location: Situated on N and E sides of the entrance court at Coomb.

County: Carmarthenshire

Town: Carmarthen

Community: Llangynog

Community: Llangynog

Traditional County: Carmarthenshire

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History

Terrace walls and steps up to former gardens, c1922 and probably by E.V. Collier of Carmarthen, for Lord Kylsant. Designed in a C17 style that perhaps is intended to echo the C17 style interiors created in the house in 1920-1. E.V. Collier's surviving plans do not include this work, but his entry in a directory of 1923 includes 'additions, gardens, garages, etc' 1921-2.

Exterior

Terrace walls, balustrades, piers and steps. Squared rock-faced rubble stone retaining walls, high wall to N and stepped wall following slope to E. Ornate Jacobean style pierced balustrades in an artificial material, possibly cast stone, 5 panels to N divided by short brick piers, 9 sections to E, stepped down. Between the two are fine stone steps to a quarter circle plan, 14 steps up to a circular top step between two tall brick piers with stone cornice and urn. The top circular step has inset herringbone brickwork and beyond a further 8 steps ascend, but concave-curved in contrast to those below. .
There is an arch-headed door in the extreme left end of the N retaining wall, between it and the service wing of the house.

Reasons for Listing

Included as a well-crafted setting for the main house, unusual in the neo-Jacobean strapwork balustrades.

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