Fountain in Venetian Garden at Kinmel
A Grade II Listed Building in Abergele, Conwy
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Latitude: 53.2617 / 53°15'42"N
Longitude: -3.5303 / 3°31'49"W
OS Eastings: 298021
OS Northings: 374953
OS Grid: SH980749
Mapcode National: GBR 3ZSQ.HG
Mapcode Global: WH65G.R83T
Entry Name: Fountain in Venetian Garden at Kinmel
Listing Date: 5 August 1997
Last Amended: 5 August 1997
Source ID: 18678
Building Class: Gardens, Parks and Urban Spaces
Location: The fountain stands at the centre of the Venetian Garden, in front of the W elevation of Kinmel.
Traditional County: Denbighshire
Built c1870-75 as part of the formal west garden to Kinmel, and probably designed in the office of W A Nesfield, landscape designer and father of the architect for the new house. The fountain itself may be later in date.
Circular bowl with a rolled stone margin, approximately 15m in diameter, and having a central marble fountain, probably of later date; 4 shell bowls carried on the backs of crouching sea-horses. Above, putti ride dolphins whose tails intertwine upwards to a shallow lead-lined bowl. The interior of the pond slopes steeply to the centre.
Reasons for Listing
Listed as the key element in the Venetian garden; part of the setting of this nationally important country house.
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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.
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.
Gazebo and Summer House in Venetian Garden at Kinmel, including attached steps
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.