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Classical bust on stele in niche of garden wall at Vaynol Old Hall.

A Grade II Listed Building in Pentir, Gwynedd

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Coordinates

Latitude: 53.2029 / 53°12'10"N

Longitude: -4.1895 / 4°11'22"W

OS Eastings: 253856

OS Northings: 369556

OS Grid: SH538695

Mapcode National: GBR 5M.28S8

Mapcode Global: WH546.MR7F

Entry Name: Classical bust on stele in niche of garden wall at Vaynol Old Hall.

Listing Date: 22 September 1997

Last Amended: 22 September 1997

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 18917

Building Class: Gardens, Parks and Urban Spaces

Location: The bust is set in a rough alcove, on the exterior of the the E garden wall, facing the outer service drive from Vaynol Farm.

County: Gwynedd

Town: Bangor

Community: Pentir

Community: Pentir

Locality: Vaynol Park

Traditional County: Caernarfonshire

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History

One of a number of classical garden ornaments placed around the garden by the Assheton-Smith family during the many campaigns to improve the gardens in the C19 and early C20. This figure is probably an C18 copy of a Roman original.

Exterior

Of limestone, the stele painted. A classical bust of a young woman, her wavy hair tied with a ribbon, wearing a draped himation, set on a plinth, and mounted on an inverted-tapered stele, its front recessed as a moulded panel, and enriched top and bottom with husks. Moulded die and a 2-stage square base. Small concrete repair to chin. The niche, of which the lower part is properly chamfered, has been altered later in a rustic manner to form a 2-centred arched recess.

Reasons for Listing

Included as one of the embellishments of the gardens in Vaynol Park.

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