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Columns in the quadrants of the Venetian Garden at Kinmel

A Grade II Listed Building in Abergele, Conwy

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Latitude: 53.2619 / 53°15'42"N

Longitude: -3.5307 / 3°31'50"W

OS Eastings: 297996

OS Northings: 374971

OS Grid: SH979749

Mapcode National: GBR 3ZSQ.FD

Mapcode Global: WH65G.Q8XP

Entry Name: Columns in the quadrants of the Venetian Garden at Kinmel

Listing Date: 5 August 1997

Last Amended: 5 August 1997

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 18679

Building Class: Gardens, Parks and Urban Spaces

Location: The W Venetian garden is laid out geometrically, with a central pond, clipped yew trees, and features in the four quadrants.

County: Conwy

Town: Abergele

Community: Abergele

Community: Abergele

Locality: Kinmel

Traditional County: Denbighshire

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The origin of the column, now divided into two separate sections, is not known; it probably came from Egypt as a spoil from a grand tour, and circulated in various aristocratic locations before arriving in the present garden.


Two halves of a giant porphry column, c62cm in diameter and totalling approximately 4m high, with entasis and neck fillet, set inelegantly in the two W quadrants of the garden, surrounded by a small circular limestone kerb.

Reasons for Listing

Included for their historic interest and as part of the Venetian garden at the
Grade I Kinmel.

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