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Fountain in Venetian Garden at Kinmel

A Grade II Listed Building in Abergele, Conwy

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Coordinates

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

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

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.

County: Conwy

Town: Abergele

Community: Abergele

Community: Abergele

Locality: Kinmel

Traditional County: Denbighshire

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History

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.

Exterior

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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