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Gate to Fountain Garden

A Grade II Listed Building in Welshpool, Powys

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Coordinates

Latitude: 52.65 / 52°39'0"N

Longitude: -3.1569 / 3°9'24"W

OS Eastings: 321828

OS Northings: 306437

OS Grid: SJ218064

Mapcode National: GBR 9Z.65FW

Mapcode Global: WH79P.GNY9

Entry Name: Gate to Fountain Garden

Listing Date: 29 February 1996

Last Amended: 29 February 1996

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 16795

Building Class: Domestic

Location: At the lower (E) end of the Fountain Garden, opening from the garden onto the main drive to the NE of the castle.

County: Powys

Community: Welshpool (Y Trallwng)

Community: Welshpool

Locality: Powis Castle

Traditional County: Montgomeryshire

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Exterior

History: Violet, Lady Powis redesigned the former kitchen gardens from 1911, and commissioned the gate from G.F.Bodley, as a gift to her husband, the Fourth Earl, in 1912. It is a replica of the early C18 gate shown in a print of The Powis London residence, Powis House, Great Ormond Street.

Description: Ashlar piers with moulded panels and heavy moulded caps flank a pair of iron gates (cast, with some wrought iron decoration). The gates, with their overthrow, are richly ornamented with scroll-work, incorporating the Herbert Arms. The piers were originally surmounted by lead wyverns (missing at time of resurvey, May 1995).

A fine example of C20 iron work, and a highly significant component of the early C20 garden layout at Powis, both for the visual contribution to the garden and for their historical references.

Reference: National Trust, Powis Castle, 1988, p.44-5.

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  • II Sundial in Fountain Garden at Powis Castle
    In the SW section of the Fountain Garden.
  • II The Garden House
    Alongside the drive which now forms the main approach to the castle, and next to the Fountain Garden which occupies the NE section of the gardens.
  • II Garden Wall to S of Nos 1 & 2 Park Houses
    The wall forms the E boundary of the formal garden, and abuts Nos 1 & 2 Park Houses on their S elevation.
  • II No 2 Park Houses
    Forms the S range of Dairy Square to the NE of the castle, and overlooks the Croquet Lawn.
  • II The Bothy
    On the W side of Dairy Square, NE of the castle, and overlooking the Formal Garden. The wall to the rear of the house forms the NE boundary of the fo
  • II No 1 Park Houses
    Forms the S range of Dairy Square to the NE of the castle, and overlooks the Croquet Lawn.
  • II Wall to garden and outbuildings at the Bothy
    On the W side of Dairy Square, NE of the castle, and overlooking the Formal Garden. The wall to the rear of the house forms the NE boundary of the fo
  • II No 2 Dairy Square
    Forms the E boundary of Dairy Square, NE of the castle, alongside the main driveway

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