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Arbour within Brynkinallt Park

A Grade II Listed Building in Chirk, Wrexham

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Latitude: 52.9325 / 52°55'56"N

Longitude: -3.0388 / 3°2'19"W

OS Eastings: 330273

OS Northings: 337733

OS Grid: SJ302377

Mapcode National: GBR 74.M6BG

Mapcode Global: WH89J.9K68

Entry Name: Arbour within Brynkinallt Park

Listing Date: 29 July 1998

Last Amended: 29 July 1998

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 20232

Building Class: Gardens, Parks and Urban Spaces

Location: The arbour is located on the ascending driveway from Lady's Bridge to Brynkinallt Hall, with a dramatic view over the narrow valley of the Afon Ceiriog.

County: Wrexham

Town: Wrexham

Community: Chirk (Y Waun)

Community: Chirk

Locality: Brynkinallt

Traditional County: Denbighshire

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The arbour, one of two originally erected in the park, probably dates from the re-landscaping of Brynkinallt Park undertaken by 1808, at the behest of Charlotte, Countess of Dungannon.


The arbour is in the form of a wide shallow semi-dome set on end, its front margin formed by a triple shafted moulding of stone springing from very low-set capitals each side and forming a slightly pointed arch. The interior is plastered, and contains a curved seat. In front, there are low wing walls either side, set in a reversed curve, the coping sloping down to coped square piers.

Reasons for Listing

Included as a built feature of the landscaping scheme carried out at the beginning of the C19, and one of unusual form. An element in the Grade II* garden included in the National Gardens Register for Wales

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