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Garden walls and pavillions at Rhual (including attached walls and Gatepiers to the drive entrance)

A Grade II* Listed Building in Gwernaffield with Pantymwyn (Gwernaffield gyda Pantymwyn), Flintshire

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Coordinates

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

Grade: II*

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 16135

Building Class: Domestic

Location: Reached from a drive which runs N off the Mold/Gwernaffield by-road.

County: Flintshire

Community: Gwernaffield with Pantymwyn (Gwernaffield gyda Pantymwyn)

Community: Gwernaffield

Locality: Rhual

Traditional County: Flintshire

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History

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.

Exterior

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.

Reasons for Listing

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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Other nearby listed buildings

  • II Sundial at Rhual
    Situated in the formal gardens in front of the house at Rhual which is reached from a drive running N off the Mold/Gwernaffield by-road.
  • II Monument at Rhaul
    Situated to the S of the house in the outer corner formed by the formal garden walls. Reached from a drive running N off the Mold/Gwernaffield by-road.
  • I Rhual (including attached wall to the North side)
    Reached from a drive which runs N off the Mold/Gwernaffield by-road.
  • II Stable Block at Rhual
    Situated in the yard to the north of Rhual which is reached from a drive running N off the Mold/Gwernaffield by-road.
  • II Cruck Barn at Rhual
    Situated in the yard to the N of Rhual which is reached from a drive running N off the Mold/Gwernaffield by-road
  • II Cowshed Range at Rhual
    Situated in the yard to the north of Rhual reached from a drive running N off the Mold/Gwernaffield by-road.
  • II Ice House at Rhual
    Situated 500m west of Rhual set into the earth. Reached from a drive running N from the Mold/Gwernaffield by-road.
  • II Alleluia Monument
    Situated on the brow of a hill in a field S of the Mold/Gwernaffield by-road 250m SE of Rhual.

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