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Summer house and dovecote in garden of Plas Rhianfa

A Grade II Listed Building in Menai Bridge, Isle of Anglesey

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Latitude: 53.2381 / 53°14'17"N

Longitude: -4.143 / 4°8'34"W

OS Eastings: 257077

OS Northings: 373375

OS Grid: SH570733

Mapcode National: GBR JN44.GZ4

Mapcode Global: WH541.BVDZ

Entry Name: Summer house and dovecote in garden of Plas Rhianfa

Listing Date: 6 September 2004

Last Amended: 16 August 2004

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 83052

Building Class: Domestic

Location: Set back from the SE side of the A545 Beaumaris Road out of Menai Bridge towards Beaumaris.

County: Isle of Anglesey

Community: Cwm Cadnant

Community: Cwm Cadnant

Locality: Glyn Garth

Built-Up Area: Menai Bridge

Traditional County: Anglesey

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Small summer house and dovecot. French gothic/chinoiserie style. Central section is circular (bur for its straight rear wall), and open fronted. Conical fish-scale slate roof, swept up to a fleche, and with two tiers of lucarnes ( the dove entrances), supported on timber base, with open front and glazed sides. From the sides, two little wings extend, these are open-work in timber posts, with nesting boxes in the short rear walls. A small terrace in front of the summer house is bounded by balustrading between square piers with shallow pyramidal copings.


Central section has tiled floor and wooden bench against back wall.

Reasons for Listing

Listed as a highly imaginative garden building, a charming exercise in decorative gothic, and an important component of this Victorian terraced garden.

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