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Latitude: 53.291 / 53°17'27"N
Longitude: -3.6982 / 3°41'53"W
OS Eastings: 286898
OS Northings: 378457
OS Grid: SH868784
Mapcode National: GBR 2ZMC.4Z
Mapcode Global: WH656.5J6X
Plus Code: 9C5R78R2+9P
Entry Name: The Tower in Tan-y-Coed Gardens
Listing Date: 19 July 1991
Last Amended: 9 September 1994
Source ID: 276
Building Class: Gardens, Parks and Urban Spaces
Location: Sitiuated on a grassy mound in the municipal gardens between cliff road and the stream adjoining Beach Road. Also known as Tan-Y-Coed Folly.
Community: Old Colwyn (Hen Golwyn)
Community: Old Colwyn
Built-Up Area: Colwyn Bay
Traditional County: Denbighshire
Built about 1893-4 for the use of Charles Woodall (of old Trafford), who lived in Tan-Y-Coed mansion on the W side of Beach Road, and is said to have used the folly as a smoke room. The mansion was demolished 1975-6; the Tower remained in the community until recent years.
Square single storey building with taller polygonal stair-tower to SW angle. Diagonal buttresses with stepped chimney to NE angle and circular domed turrets corbelled out at other corners. Bull nosed rubble facings, and dressed quoins. Battered plinth, corbelled and crenellated parapets with sloped cappings and centre arrow loops. Stair-tower turns circular above parapet level, with blind cross lopps and blocked stair windows. Main windows and w side doorway (all blocked) have chamfered lintels, dressed sills and steps to door.
Ornamental structure of considerable local importance as an eyecatcher in Tan-y-Coed gardens.
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