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Statue of Fireman set within lily-pond at Plas Brondanw Gardens

A Grade II Listed Building in Llanfrothen, Gwynedd

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Coordinates

Latitude: 52.9595 / 52°57'34"N

Longitude: -4.0615 / 4°3'41"W

OS Eastings: 261621

OS Northings: 342222

OS Grid: SH616422

Mapcode National: GBR 5S.KPVC

Mapcode Global: WH55F.LW42

Entry Name: Statue of Fireman set within lily-pond at Plas Brondanw Gardens

Listing Date: 14 May 1998

Last Amended: 14 May 1998

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 19850

Building Class: Gardens, Parks and Urban Spaces

Location: Situated close to the main entrance to Plas Brondanw Gardens, on the upper terrace.

County: Gwynedd

Community: Llanfrothen

Community: Llanfrothen

Locality: Plas Brondanw

Traditional County: Merionethshire

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History

Garden feature built by Sir Clough Williams-Ellis, architect and owner of the Brondanw estate. 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. The fireman was erected, in a characteristically Clough manner, to commemorate the completion of the rebuilding following the major fire in 1951.

Exterior

Rectangular lily pond at the centre of which is a statue of a uniformed fireman standing on a circular plinth. He is wearing a traditional helmet and is holding a hose which serves as a fountain.

The statue was missing at the time of the resurvey but has since been re-erected.

Reasons for Listing

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

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