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Gazebo and Summer House in Venetian Garden at Kinmel, including attached steps

A Grade II Listed Building in Abergele, Conwy

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Latitude: 53.2615 / 53°15'41"N

Longitude: -3.5309 / 3°31'51"W

OS Eastings: 297982

OS Northings: 374924

OS Grid: SH979749

Mapcode National: GBR 3ZSQ.CK

Mapcode Global: WH65G.Q9T0

Entry Name: Gazebo and Summer House in Venetian Garden at Kinmel, including attached steps

Listing Date: 5 August 1997

Last Amended: 5 August 1997

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 18677

Building Class: Gardens, Parks and Urban Spaces

Location: The formal sunken garden lies to the W of the main state rooms of Kinmel. The gazebo and summerhouse form the SW corner of the walled area.

County: Conwy

Town: Abergele

Community: Abergele

Community: Abergele

Locality: Kinmel

Traditional County: Denbighshire

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Built as part of the garden layout, probably under the guidance of W A Nesfield, father of the architect of the new Kinmel, in c1870-75.


Built of brick with sandstone dressings, as the house. A wide flight of steps with a brick stone-capped balustrade lead up in 2 flights at right angles to a viewing platform, supported on an arched substructure forming a summer house. Round arches with moulded extrados and key on 2 sides, and a square window with eared and shouldered architrave.


Three shallow brick barrel vaults are carried on iron joists.

Reasons for Listing

Listed as a fine garden building associated with Nesfield's work at Kinmel.

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