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West & South Boundary Walls of Gardens to St Fagans Castle

A Grade II Listed Building in St. Fagans (Sain Ffagan), Cardiff

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.4869 / 51°29'12"N

Longitude: -3.2713 / 3°16'16"W

OS Eastings: 311823

OS Northings: 177201

OS Grid: ST118772

Mapcode National: GBR HT.KFW9

Mapcode Global: VH6F5.7WYK

Entry Name: West & South Boundary Walls of Gardens to St Fagans Castle

Listing Date: 6 October 1977

Last Amended: 28 November 2003

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 13898

Building Class: Domestic

Location: One of the associated structures in the gardens of St Fagans Castle and part of the Museum of Welsh Life.

County: Cardiff

Town: Cardiff

Community: St. Fagans (Sain Ffagan)

Community: St. Fagans

Locality: Museum of Welsh Life, St Fagans

Traditional County: Glamorgan

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History

Post - 1870 and earlier. The portion to the north of the 1766 boundary and the site of former the St. Fagans Church was aquired as part of an exchange by the Plymouth Estate in c1870; thus the north boundary wall to this portion, now to the north of Stryt Lydan Barn, is of post 1870 date. Some of the walling to the south probably dates from the C18.

Exterior

High wall of limestone, with rough capping, about 3m in height. The western stone boundary wall runs south from the gazebo firstly as far as east-west pathway to north of the 1766 boundary. The pathway runs out of the gardens through a gateway flanked by high piers of stone with ball finials. The west boundary wall then continues southwards over subway and southwards again, until from a corner just to north-east of Nos. 1 and 2 Twyn Cottages; this gateway has piers of stone laid in irregular courses with capping and ball finials and a pair of boarded gated with their heads in the form of downward turning curves. Secondly the wall then runs north-eastwards uphill to join the medieval curtain wall of the castle.

Reasons for Listing

Included as one of the structures associated with the gardens and estate of St. Fagans Castle.

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