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Adam and Eve Gate at Kinmel

A Grade II Listed Building in Abergele, Conwy

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Coordinates

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

Entry Name: Adam and Eve Gate at Kinmel

Listing Date: 5 August 1997

Last Amended: 5 August 1997

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

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.

County: Conwy

Town: Abergele

Community: Abergele

Community: Abergele

Locality: Kinmel

Traditional County: Denbighshire

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History

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.

Exterior

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.

Reasons for Listing

Included as an earlier C19 element in the important landscaped gardens associated with this nationally important country house.

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