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
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.
Traditional County: Denbighshire
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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Walls and Gate Piers to the Venetian Garden at Kinmel, with 3 sets of steps
The formal sunken Venetian Garden lies in front of the rear, W elevation of Kinmel.
Fountain in Venetian Garden at Kinmel
The fountain stands at the centre of the Venetian Garden, in front of the W elevation of Kinmel.
Columns in the quadrants of the Venetian Garden at Kinmel
The W Venetian garden is laid out geometrically, with a central pond, clipped yew trees, and features in the four quadrants.
Located on an elevated platform site, within extensive parkland, approximately 3 miles SE of Abergele. Access now by driveway off Primrose Hill, St George Village.
Gates and Gate Piers at the W end of the Broad Walk
The Broad Walk is a landscape feature within the upper part of the gardens, S of Kinmel. The Walk extends in a straight line between the E and W gate of the garden boundary wall.
Coach-house and Stable Range at Kinmel with terrace walls, steps and archway to E
The stable range extends at right angles, at the S end of the main W elevation of Kinmel, and set above of a series of 3 retained terraces.
Entrance Screen to the main entrance front at Kinmel
The screen encloses the court d'honneur on the E, in front of the E entrance elevation of Kinmel.
Garden Bridge and attached sunken service road walls and abutments at Kinmel
The bridge spans the sunken curved service access to the stables and rear of Kinmel, and carries the rhododendron walk up to the Broad Walk.