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Latitude: 52.3392 / 52°20'21"N
Longitude: -3.953 / 3°57'10"W
OS Eastings: 267039
OS Northings: 273034
OS Grid: SN670730
Mapcode National: GBR 8Y.TMCX
Mapcode Global: VH4FT.FGKL
Entry Name: Ornamental fountain and basin at Trawsgoed House
Listing Date: 6 September 1996
Last Amended: 31 March 2004
Source ID: 17259
Building Class: Gardens, Parks and Urban Spaces
Location: Situated in centre of lawn to SW of mansion.
Traditional County: Cardiganshire
Large later C19 fountain basin with cast-iron fountain in centre, the basin shown as a pool on OS map of 1886. The fountain and basin are shown in a photograph of 1888 but with only 4 urns of different designs and without the low wall and petal beds, presumably added before 1900.
Broad circular basin with terracotta low wall around with rope-moulded top, interrupted by 8 short plinths carrying large terracotta urns. Around outside of basin are 8 former flowerbeds each outlined by a dwarf terracotta border with rope-mould, each segmental in plan to form lobes to main basin. In centre is fountain which has large cast-iron lower basin with moulded rim in which stands upper part which has small bowl on baluster pedestal with lion masks, and 3 dolphins above support a top circular base to a top figure with snake.
Included as a virtually intact late C19 fountain, part of a later C19 garden layout. Group value with the mansion.
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