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Cup and Saucer

A Grade II* Listed Building in Marchwiel, Wrexham

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Latitude: 53.0286 / 53°1'43"N

Longitude: -3.0085 / 3°0'30"W

OS Eastings: 332456

OS Northings: 348401

OS Grid: SJ324484

Mapcode National: GBR 75.F7P0

Mapcode Global: WH894.R4KJ

Plus Code: 9C5R2XHR+CH

Entry Name: Cup and Saucer

Listing Date: 3 December 1996

Last Amended: 3 December 1996

Grade: II*

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 17869

Building Class: Gardens, Parks and Urban Spaces

Location: Situated c0.2m NW of Erddig to the W of the carriage drive.

County: Wrexham

Community: Marchwiel (Marchwiail)

Community: Marchwiel

Locality: Erddig

Traditional County: Denbighshire

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Designed by William Emes in 1774, this structure is said to have been installed to prevent erosion of the sides of the Black Brook and was clearly intended as an ornamental feature to be enjoyed from the approach on the N carriage drive. It is said to be the only surviving water feature of this type to have been identified.


A shallow circular stone bowl with a cylindrical stone weir is set in the dammed Black Brook. The water drops vertically down and exits through a rusticated tunnel entrance which is attached on each side to splayed stone walls with wide flat stone parapets set into the slope.

Reasons for Listing

Listed grade II* as an impressive and probably unique water feature designed by the noted landscape architect William Emes.

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