Walls and Gate Piers to the Venetian Garden at Kinmel, with 3 sets of steps
A Grade II Listed Building in Abergele, Conwy
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Latitude: 53.2614 / 53°15'41"N
Longitude: -3.5302 / 3°31'48"W
OS Eastings: 298023
OS Northings: 374914
OS Grid: SH980749
Mapcode National: GBR 3ZSQ.HL
Mapcode Global: WH65G.R942
Entry Name: Walls and Gate Piers to the Venetian Garden at Kinmel, with 3 sets of steps
Listing Date: 5 August 1997
Last Amended: 5 August 1997
Source ID: 18680
Building Class: Gardens, Parks and Urban Spaces
Location: The formal sunken Venetian Garden lies in front of the rear, W elevation of Kinmel.
Traditional County: Denbighshire
Laid out in c1870-75, probably to the design of Willian Andrews Nesfield, the famous Victorian landscape designer, in his later, simplified style, as part of the setting to his son's new design for Kinmel.
Enclosing walls of 7 courses of red brick set on a stone plinth, and carrying a moulded stone coping, in all totalling c90cm high. Gate and gate piers on the long axis; alternate courses of brick and stone, terminating in ball finials. Steps on the same axis, and from the side terraces lead down to the sunken area of the garden.
Reasons for Listing
Included as an important element in the setting of Kinmel, and for its interest as the work of the famous garden designer W A Nesfield.
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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.
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.
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.
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.