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Two flights of steps up to Terrace and Yew Tree Pleasance

A Grade II Listed Building in Llandow, Vale of Glamorgan

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Latitude: 51.4376 / 51°26'15"N

Longitude: -3.4679 / 3°28'4"W

OS Eastings: 298068

OS Northings: 171973

OS Grid: SS980719

Mapcode National: GBR HK.NLFP

Mapcode Global: VH5HZ.V419

Plus Code: 9C3RCGQJ+2V

Entry Name: Two flights of steps up to Terrace and Yew Tree Pleasance

Listing Date: 16 December 1952

Last Amended: 26 October 1995

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 16461

Building Class: Recreational

Location: Located immediately to the rear of Llanmihangel Place.

County: Vale of Glamorgan

Community: Llandow (Lland┼Á)

Community: Llandow

Locality: Llanmihangel

Traditional County: Glamorgan

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The gardens were laid out in the reign of William and Mary, probably by Humphrey Edwin, who was Lord Mayor of London in 1697. Over three hundred yews were planted to a design described by John Tomlinson in 1629 "Paradisi de Sole, Paradisus Terrastrius"


Narrow flight of ten plain limestone steps, leading up to a broader, shallower flight of 13 steps with coping, which in turn leads into the formal flat grass terrace.

Partially restored at the time of inspection. (June 1995)

Reasons for Listing

Listed as an integral part of this rare and exceptionally interesting late C17 planned garden associated with the grade I Llanmihangel Place.

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Other nearby listed buildings

  • I Llanmihangel Place
    Located to N of the Parish Church, approximately three miles South of Cowbridge.
  • II St Anne's Well
    Located beyond the W end of the church of St. Michael, outside of the churchyard, on the opposite side of the road to Llanmihangel Place.
  • II* Parish Church of St Michael and All Angels
    Located to the S of Llanmihangel Place, set on a slope on the opposite side of the road facing Llanmihangel Place, set within the churchyard, to the SW of the barn and stable at Llanmihangel.
  • II* Barn and Stable to E of Llanmihangel Place
    Situated at the far side of the farmyard across the lane alongside Llanmihangel Place.
  • II Rectory Farm
    Located at the end of a long track heading N at the junction of the Sigingstone/Llanmihangel Road.
  • II Green Farm
    Located opposite the Queen Victoria Public House, at the centre of Sigingstone village, set down a private driveway.
  • II Village Hall
    Located on the E side of the road leading from The Herberts to Llandough village, approximately 1km S of Llandough village. Set back off the road behind a pair of iron gates, set in front of the Rec
  • II The Rectory
    Located immediately to the rear of the Old Schoolhouse.

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