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Pavilion and attached Conservatories

A Grade II Listed Building in Stow Hill, Newport

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.5791 / 51°34'44"N

Longitude: -3.0028 / 3°0'10"W

OS Eastings: 330608

OS Northings: 187169

OS Grid: ST306871

Mapcode National: GBR J5.CPDY

Mapcode Global: VH7BC.WKXT

Entry Name: Pavilion and attached Conservatories

Listing Date: 11 July 1996

Last Amended: 31 March 2000

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 16955

Building Class: Gardens, Parks and Urban Spaces

Location: About 100m E of park entrance at junction of Waterloo Road and Stow Park Road.

County: Newport

Town: Newport

Community: Stow Hill

Community: Stow Hill

Locality: Belle Vue Park

Built-Up Area: Newport

Traditional County: Monmouthshire

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History

Built 1910, by Thomas Mawson, landscape architect, also responsible for design of the park. Built from stone quarried in the construction of the park; the work was commissioned as unemployment relief.

Exterior

Grey-brown stone, red terracotta dressings and string courses, red tiled roof. Dutch C17 style. Pavilion W entrance has shaped gable with steep pediment (ball finial), 2 round-headed windows below separated by pilaster. Two-storey terracotta pilasters support frieze with acanthus scroll (ball finials to ends). Large 5-light round-headed first floor window over closed balustrade with urn balusters. Round-headed entrance doorway flanked by terracotta artisan mannerist style pilasters supporting steep pediment with heraldic shield. At first floor level, outer bays have corner pilasters.
East front facing terrace similar but instead of first floor window has open loggia behind which is 4-light mullioned and transomed window with stained glass; simple square-headed entrance doorway.
To each side of the pavilion is a conservatory. Stone and terracotta plinth. Upper parts (heavily restored) in wood and glass. Advanced central gabled bays to front and rear (doorways to front), hipped glazed roofs above which are ventilators with smaller hipped roofs. Beyond conservatories, to each end, public convenience in matching materials.

Reasons for Listing

Listed as prominent building in Belle Vue Park conservation area which is a Grade II entry in Register of Parks and Gardens of Special Historic Interest in Wales.

Group value with adjacent terracing.

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