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Terracing below Pavilion and Conservatories

A Grade II Listed Building in Stow Hill, Newport

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.5791 / 51°34'44"N

Longitude: -3.0025 / 3°0'8"W

OS Eastings: 330630

OS Northings: 187164

OS Grid: ST306871

Mapcode National: GBR J5.CPH4

Mapcode Global: VH7BC.XK2V

Entry Name: Terracing below Pavilion and Conservatories

Listing Date: 11 July 1996

Last Amended: 31 March 2000

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 16956

Building Class: Gardens, Parks and Urban Spaces

Location: Below, and to E of pavilion which is about 100m E of park entrance at junction of Waterloo Road and Stow Park Road.

County: 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, with red terracotta balustrades and copings, ball finials.
Series of terraces sloping downwards (roughly W) giving views over Usk and Bristol Channel. At the top, partially enclosing pavilion are 2 low walls (reduced in height to NW). Below entrance to pavilion, terrace divides forming 2 flights of stairs leading down to first of 2 narrow terraces approximately 3m below pavilion; beneath these stairs, 5 segmental arches with upper windows boarded over, curving stepped walls to ends of terrace. Lower narrow terrace separated by a grass slope (drop approx. 1.5m) with 2 flights of stairs (balustrades lost), at each end of this section, exits to park. A further 2 flights of stairs lead down (drop approx. 1m) to a large rectangular terrace with a low stone parapet and circular bastions in the 2 outer corners. This terrace has a rebuilt polygonal bandstand. From this level, central pair of stairs curves down, to unite as single stair curving wall. The bottom wall has 2 stepped buttresses, and the corner bastions are battered up to parapet level.

Reasons for Listing

Listed as large scale terracing in Belle Vue Park conservation area, a Grade II entry in Register of Parks and Gardens of Special Historic Interest in Wales.
Group value with adjacent pavilion.

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