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Fountain to South of Dyffryn House

A Grade II Listed Building in St. Nicholas and Bonvilston (Sain Nicolas a Thresimwn), Vale of Glamorgan

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Latitude: 51.4421 / 51°26'31"N

Longitude: -3.3033 / 3°18'11"W

OS Eastings: 309514

OS Northings: 172261

OS Grid: ST095722

Mapcode National: GBR HR.NCT6

Mapcode Global: VH6FJ.P0JT

Plus Code: 9C3RCMRW+RM

Entry Name: Fountain to South of Dyffryn House

Listing Date: 14 September 1992

Last Amended: 31 July 1995

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 13470

Building Class: Gardens, Parks and Urban Spaces

Location: Situated at the centre of the lily pond canal that runs longitudinally through the main lawns in the centre of the gardens. Dyffryn is approximately 2km S of St. Nicholas.

County: Vale of Glamorgan

Community: St. Nicholas and Bonvilston (Sain Nicolas a Thresimwn)

Community: St. Nicholas and Bonvilston

Locality: Dyffryn

Traditional County: Glamorgan

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Not shown on the 1926 plan of Dyffryn gardens, therefore probably introduced in the 1950''s scheme when some ornamental bronzes are said to have been presented to the gardens.

Dyffryn is principally known for its gardens which were laid out for Reginald Cory by Thomas Mawson, the internationally known and notably prolific garden designer; work began in 1904/5. Sold in 1937 and purchased by Sir Cennydd Traherne who leased it to the County Council; now run as a conference centre. Until c1985 Dyffryn was a botanical garden.


Large, Chinese style, bronze fountain. Scalloped cup with dragon, from whose mouth water flows, and lion''s faces below. The whole has a gadrooned base.

Reasons for Listing

Included for group value with Dyffryn House as a distinctive garden feature.

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