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Vista Screen and Gate to W of Plas Brondanw

A Grade II Listed Building in Llanfrothen, Gwynedd

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Latitude: 52.9601 / 52°57'36"N

Longitude: -4.0618 / 4°3'42"W

OS Eastings: 261606

OS Northings: 342298

OS Grid: SH616422

Mapcode National: GBR 5S.KHT1

Mapcode Global: WH55F.LV1K

Entry Name: Vista Screen and Gate to W of Plas Brondanw

Listing Date: 14 May 1998

Last Amended: 14 May 1998

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 19820

Building Class: Gardens, Parks and Urban Spaces

Location: Located approximately 50m W of Plas Brondanw at the western boundary of the garden.

County: Gwynedd

Community: Llanfrothen

Community: Llanfrothen

Locality: Plas Brondanw

Traditional County: Merionethshire

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Mid-C20 iron garden vista screen designed by Sir Clough Williams-Ellis, architect and owner of the Brondanw estate; made at the Britannia Foundries, Portmadog. The gardens were laid out to his designs in various stages between his inheritance of the estate in 1908 and his death in 1978. He created here one of Wales' most impressive gardens distinctive for its interlinked terraces, compartments and axial vistas that are aligned on the surrounding mountains of Moel Hebog, Moelwyn, Cnicht and Snowdon.


C20 wrought-iron screen in 3 sections, bedded into concrete anchoring points. The central section has plain vertical railings with applied swag motifs at the top and flanking scrollwork; in the centre a small opening gate section. Large scrollwork overthrow with surmounting eagle crest; plain flanking sections with vertical railings, all painted in the distinctive Clough Williams-Ellis blue.

Reasons for Listing

Listed as an integral feature of the nationally important gardens laid out at Plas Brondanw by Clough Williams-Ellis.

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