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Ornamental fountain and basin at Trawsgoed House

A Grade II Listed Building in Aberystwyth, Ceredigion

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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

Plus Code: 9C4R82QW+MQ

Entry Name: Ornamental fountain and basin at Trawsgoed House

Listing Date: 6 September 1996

Last Amended: 31 March 2004

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 17259

Building Class: Gardens, Parks and Urban Spaces

Location: Situated in centre of lawn to SW of mansion.

County: Ceredigion

Community: Trawsgoed

Community: Trawsgoed

Traditional County: Cardiganshire

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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.

Reasons for Listing

Included as a virtually intact late C19 fountain, part of a later C19 garden layout. Group value with the mansion.

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