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Wall on rear drive at Insole Court

A Grade II Listed Building in Llandaff, Cardiff

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Latitude: 51.4925 / 51°29'33"N

Longitude: -3.2257 / 3°13'32"W

OS Eastings: 314999

OS Northings: 177778

OS Grid: ST149777

Mapcode National: GBR K5G.PX

Mapcode Global: VH6F6.1RJ5

Entry Name: Wall on rear drive at Insole Court

Listing Date: 30 June 2003

Last Amended: 30 June 2003

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 81282

Building Class: Domestic

Location: Lines the south side of the back drive where it approaches the stable court. Part of the important group of estate buildings surrounding Insole Court.

County: Cardiff

Town: Cardiff

Community: Llandaff (Llandaf)

Community: Llandaff

Built-Up Area: Cardiff

Traditional County: Glamorgan

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Probably built in 1855 for J H Insole, the local colliery and shipping owner. Likely to be contemporary with the stable block as it forms a part of the entrance to the court from the back drive and known to be in existence by 1874.


Constructed of random Radyr sandstone rubble with some more carefully dressed stones and a dressed coping. The wall is about 50m in length and 3m in height with the returns stepped down and steps at two places on the main run. Seemingly intended as a fruit wall as it is brick faced on the south side and was possibly heated.

Reasons for Listing

Included for group value as part of the garden and estate buildings of a significant Victorian mansion with a chequered history.

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