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
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.
Traditional County: Denbighshire
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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Fountain in Venetian Garden at Kinmel
The fountain stands at the centre of the Venetian Garden, in front of the 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.