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Revetment to terrace on W side of Castle Square

A Grade II Listed Building in Caernarfon, Gwynedd

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Latitude: 53.1394 / 53°8'21"N

Longitude: -4.2755 / 4°16'31"W

OS Eastings: 247884

OS Northings: 362664

OS Grid: SH478626

Mapcode National: GBR 5H.6CVK

Mapcode Global: WH43F.9C84

Entry Name: Revetment to terrace on W side of Castle Square

Listing Date: 3 May 2002

Last Amended: 3 May 2002

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 26517

Building Class: Civil

Location: On the E side of Caernarfon Castle

County: Gwynedd

Town: Caernarfon

Community: Caernarfon

Community: Caernarfon

Built-Up Area: Caernarfon

Traditional County: Caernarfonshire

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The terrace was created in 1911 as a viewing area for the investiture of the Prince of Wales at Caernarfon Castle, on land donated by Baron Vaynol (details on tablets attached to 37 Castle Square).


A revetment and parapet of coursed dressed stone, with a band of finer tooled stone 2 courses thick. The revetment, facing Castle Hill, has shallow intermediate buttresses and is composed of 2 straight sections. Incorporated into the lower section are public conveniences, with 3 boarded doors. A parapet of finer tooled stone projects on corbels and has a saddleback coping. It terminates on the NW side in a broad rock-faced pier facing Castle Ditch.

Reasons for Listing

Listed for its historical association with the investiture of the Prince of Wales in 1911, and with other associated listed items for its contribution to the historic townscape and the setting of Caernarfon Castle.

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