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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
Source ID: 25802
Building Class: Domestic
Location: Situated on N and E sides of the entrance court at Coomb.
Traditional County: Carmarthenshire
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.
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.
Included as a well-crafted setting for the main house, unusual in the neo-Jacobean strapwork balustrades.
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