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Gazebo in walled garden at Manorowen

A Grade II Listed Building in Scleddau, Pembrokeshire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.9875 / 51°59'15"N

Longitude: -5.0093 / 5°0'33"W

OS Eastings: 193465

OS Northings: 236398

OS Grid: SM934363

Mapcode National: GBR CJ.JVJH

Mapcode Global: VH1QM.494P

Entry Name: Gazebo in walled garden at Manorowen

Listing Date: 10 February 1995

Last Amended: 10 February 1995

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 15200

Building Class: Domestic

Location: Situated on E side of A 487 opposite entrance drive to Manorowen

County: Pembrokeshire

Community: Scleddau

Community: Scleddau

Traditional County: Pembrokeshire

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History

Later C18 summerhouse built as a gazebo to allow views to Fishguard Bay from the rock outcrop at the NW angle of the walled garden. Marked on 1797 Propert map of French invasion, and said to have been mistaken by French troops for a fort. Manorowen is recorded by Fenton as having belonged to his ancestor John Lewis in later C17, later owned by Bowen family until sold 1839 to Dr Moses Griffith, d 1883.

Exterior

Later C18 summerhouse on rocky outcrop approached by some 24 rough slate steps to S with rubble stone wall to left. Roughcast rubble stone with brick dressings and pyramid graded slate roof. Nogged brick eaves cornice and E side brick stack. Square plan, single-storey with cambered-arched door to S, window to E and W (8-pane glazing survives in E window) and broader elliptical arched window to N. Red brick heads. S front has gable over door with brick roundel opening into roof space.

Interior

Plastered walls and ceiling, fireplace on E side, recess on N wall to right of window. Timber floor. Derelict (1994).

Reasons for Listing

A landmark on A 487 road, and of group value with walls of walled garden.

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