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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
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.
Locality: Vaynol Park
Traditional County: Caernarfonshire
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.
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.
Included as one of the embellishments of the gardens in Vaynol Park.
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