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Latitude: 53.175 / 53°10'29"N
Longitude: -3.1666 / 3°9'59"W
OS Eastings: 322121
OS Northings: 364841
OS Grid: SJ221648
Mapcode National: GBR 6Y.3Z6C
Mapcode Global: WH775.BGBC
Entry Name: Garden walls and pavillions at Rhual (including attached walls and Gatepiers to the drive entrance)
Listing Date: 22 October 1952
Last Amended: 14 June 1995
Source ID: 16135
Building Class: Domestic
Location: Reached from a drive which runs N off the Mold/Gwernaffield by-road.
Community: Gwernaffield with Pantymwyn (Gwernaffield gyda Pantymwyn)
Traditional County: Flintshire
Thought to have been built by Evan Edwards post 1660, the formal gardens remain largely unaltered apart from the E wall which was reduced in height, perhaps in the early C19, to give a view to the park.
The brick walls form a forecourt in front of the principal elevation of the house, they are of brownish orange brick with a flat parapet which is surmounted by vase-shaped iron cresting plates. The walls terminate with brick piers surmounted by stone urns. The walls crank outwards to form a larger secondary forecourt and in the angle on each side is a pedimented
pavilion which has a cast-iron finial the form of a vase with three
tulips. Inside there is fixed bench seating of simple design perhaps dating from the C19. There is a niche set into the wall on each side of the interior, said to have been provided for placing beer mugs. The walls terminate with brick piers with ball finials. The E wall is reduced in height, in the centre are two full-height stone gatepiers with ball finials and a wrought iron gate. Decorative wrought iron insets, perhaps of early C19 date fill the angle of the wall's return. On the outer face of the wall three bee-boles are positioned at the NE end. Behind the northern pavilion is a brick mounting block. Attached to the SE side is a brick wall which runs to meet the driveway entrance walls which have simple gatepiers.
Group value with Rhual, the Rhual farmbuildings, the monument and the sundial.
Listed grade II* as a very little-altered example of a late C17 garden scheme which retains its relationship with the house.
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