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Gates and Gatepiers opposite the Coach-house including Curved Wall adjoining to NE.

A Grade II Listed Building in Llanfrothen, Gwynedd

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Latitude: 52.9595 / 52°57'34"N

Longitude: -4.0615 / 4°3'41"W

OS Eastings: 261625

OS Northings: 342222

OS Grid: SH616422

Mapcode National: GBR 5S.KPVC

Mapcode Global: WH55F.LW52

Entry Name: Gates and Gatepiers opposite the Coach-house including Curved Wall adjoining to NE.

Listing Date: 14 May 1998

Last Amended: 14 May 1998

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 19807

Building Class: Gardens, Parks and Urban Spaces

Location: Immediately opposite the Coach-house at Plas Brondanw, at the foot of the path up to Brondanw Tower.

County: Gwynedd

Community: Llanfrothen

Community: Llanfrothen

Locality: Plas Brondanw Estate

Traditional County: Merionethshire

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Gates and gatepiers built by Sir Clough Williams-Ellis, architect and owner of the Brondanw estate from 1908 until his death in 1978. Conceived as vista gates at the start of a long straight path from Plas Brondanw to the foot of the hill upon which the folly Brondanw Tower stands.


Tall rubble gatepiers, sloped-up from square buttressed walls on either side. The top stages are off-set and have reconstitiuted stone moulded capping with flaming urn finials. Simple low iron gates with urn finials, painted in the distinctive gold and light blue estate colours..

Adjoining to the L pier, a rubble wall slopes up on a natural rock roundation to join a concave curved wall some 15m long and 1.5m high; stone ball finials terminate this at either end, that to the L on a square pier with reconstituted capping.

Reasons for Listing

Listed as part of Clough Willams-Ellis' work at Plas Brondanw and for group value with other listed items.

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