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Gateway and Quadrant Walls Leading to Twyn yr Hydd

A Grade II Listed Building in Margam, Neath Port Talbot

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.5522 / 51°33'7"N

Longitude: -3.7171 / 3°43'1"W

OS Eastings: 281044

OS Northings: 185098

OS Grid: SS810850

Mapcode National: GBR H6.FHQ6

Mapcode Global: VH5H8.J78X

Entry Name: Gateway and Quadrant Walls Leading to Twyn yr Hydd

Listing Date: 24 February 1975

Last Amended: 25 April 2000

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 14169

Building Class: Domestic

Location: Inserted into the boundary wall of Margam Park which runs along the N side of the A48. Twyn yr Hydd can be seen to the rear.

County: Neath Port Talbot

Town: Port Talbot

Community: Margam

Community: Margam

Locality: Twyn yr Hydd

Traditional County: Glamorgan

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History

The road entrance to Twyn yr Hydd and probably contemporary, c1893.

Exterior

Rusticated ashlar gate piers with moulded cap stones surmounted by ball finials on pedestals. On plinths with moulded top edge; jambs to internal sides. Double cast iron gates: The top rails sweep down with scroll work below and raised scrolls in the centre and towards the ends. Uprights with pointed finials. Lock bar with additional uprights, which rise to form scrolls. Low dog rails with chevroned finials. Adjoining the piers are curved quadrant wings of snecked rock-faced stone with saddleback coping. Square end piers with flat capstones, moulded to the undersides. The park boundary wall continues from here, random rubble with rough saddleback coping.

Reasons for Listing

Listed for its architectural detail and character, a prominent entrance on the A48. Group value with buildings and structures at Twyn yr Hydd.

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