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Latitude: 53.2609 / 53°15'39"N
Longitude: -3.5265 / 3°31'35"W
OS Eastings: 298273
OS Northings: 374855
OS Grid: SH982748
Mapcode National: GBR 3ZTQ.BR
Mapcode Global: WH65G.S9XG
Plus Code: 9C5R7F6F+9C
Entry Name: Adam and Eve Gate at Kinmel
Listing Date: 5 August 1997
Last Amended: 5 August 1997
Source ID: 18689
Building Class: Gardens, Parks and Urban Spaces
Location: Located at the beginning of the sunken curved driveway to the stables and service end of Kinmel.
Traditional County: Denbighshire
The heraldry of the gate indicates that it was erected by the first baron Dinorben, as it bears the Hughes arms with the Lewis shield superimposed over the upper rose, as was used between 1831, the year of his elevation to the title, and 1852. It would thus be contemporary with Thomas Hopper's house, and earlier than Nesfield's work on the present Kinmel.
Sandstone. Segmental arch springing from slight piers in the boundary wall of the gardens, carrying a superstructure which includes two fully dressed figures, called Adam and Eve, seated on a block, on each side of a crested Hughes coat of arms. Gates missing.
Included as an earlier C19 element in the important landscaped gardens associated with this nationally important country house.
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