Stone bench seat on W side of Terraced Garden at Vaynol Old Hall
A Grade II Listed Building in Pentir, Gwynedd
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Latitude: 53.2029 / 53°12'10"N
Longitude: -4.19 / 4°11'24"W
OS Eastings: 253820
OS Northings: 369552
OS Grid: SH538695
Mapcode National: GBR 5M.28MX
Mapcode Global: WH546.LRZG
Entry Name: Stone bench seat on W side of Terraced Garden at Vaynol Old Hall
Listing Date: 26 August 1992
Last Amended: 22 September 1997
Source ID: 4171
Building Class: Gardens, Parks and Urban Spaces
Location: Set in the heart of Vaynol Park. The seat is placed at the end of a cross terrace in the Terraced Garden opposite Vaynol Old Hall, and against the wall of the private chapel.
Locality: Vaynol Park
Traditional County: Caernarfonshire
Possibly contemporary with the mid or later C17 work in the Terraced Garden opposite the Old Hall.
A limestone garden bench, the seat carried on compressed scrolls together with a similar inserted support at the centre. Fluted and curved bench ends and carved nosing to the seat itself. The back is ornamented with cherubs, a lion and pipes etc.
Reasons for Listing
Included for its group value as a feature within the Grade II* Terraced Garden and other neighbouring listed items.
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