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Garden Boundary Wall including gated entrance

A Grade II Listed Building in Llangattock, Powys

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Latitude: 51.8681 / 51°52'5"N

Longitude: -3.171 / 3°10'15"W

OS Eastings: 319472

OS Northings: 219487

OS Grid: SO194194

Mapcode National: GBR YZ.SG2R

Mapcode Global: VH6CG.Z9HQ

Entry Name: Garden Boundary Wall including gated entrance

Listing Date: 21 October 1998

Last Amended: 21 October 1998

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 20719

Building Class: Gardens, Parks and Urban Spaces

Location: Situated in the centre of Glanusk Park. The gardens are located N of the site of the former house, just to the NE of the stable court, and slope down towards the River Usk.

County: Powys

Community: Llangattock (Llangatwg)

Community: Llangattock

Locality: Glanusk Park

Traditional County: Brecknockshire

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Glanusk Park was created in 1825 by the ironmaster Sir Joseph Bailey (1783-1858), nephew of Richard Crawshay of Cyfarthfa Castle. The house, by Robert Lugar, was built between 1825 and1830 and was in Tudor Gothic style characterised by octagonal ogee turrets and pinnacles. It was demolished in 1952-54 following extensive damage caused in World War II. A new house was built by Louis Hurley in 1978.

The formal pleasure garden, to which this was the boundary wall, was laid out between 1842 and 1874 and designed by Markham Nesfield, son of the better known garden designer W A Nesfield. It is a rare example of his work. The garden wall was built in or after 1858 by Sir Joseph Bailey’s grandson and successor, Sir Joseph Russell Bailey. The wall linked up with the existing ha-ha to the NW.


The boundary wall separates the garden and site of the former house from the park on its N, E and SE sides. It is of alternating solid and pierced stone panels, separated by square piers and with an almost flat coping. The solid panels are of coursed grey rock-faced stone with limestone dressings. The open panels are limestone pierced with quatrefoils. Along the E side, the ground rises up towards the S through a series of terraces to the site of the former house. The wall sections here are higher and some consist of 2 rows of panels, in a slightly different design; the open panels have pierced ogee trefoiled arches with moulded copings, and there are square-section piers with recessed trefoiled arches and dentilled pyramidal caps. At the N end of the E wall is a gateway leading into the park. It is bound by pairs of octagonal piers with mouldings including a band of Tudor flowers, and with pyramidal copings. The iron double gates have rails and dog rails with fleur de lys finials, and end rails with scrolls. At the NW end, the wall finishes with a pier. Adjoining this is a ha-ha with a rough saddleback coping, which curves away to the NW.

Reasons for Listing

Included as part of Markham Nesfield's mid C19 designed scheme at Glanusk and for group value with other listed items within this well-preserved park.

Other nearby listed buildings

  • II* The Stable Court
    Located in the centre of Glanusk Park, to the SW of the site of the former house, and NE of the Home Farm.
  • II Garden Terrace Wall to N of the site of the house
    The gardens are located N of the site of Glanusk House and slope down sharply towards the River Usk. The terrace is formed by a walled revetment and includes the site of the former house; adjoins the
  • II Frame Yard
    Situated in Glanusk Park, immediately E of the Kitchen Garden and W of the formal pleasure garden.
  • II Walled Kitchen Garden
    Situated in Glanusk Park, 0.15km NW of the Stable Court and W of the formal garden and frame yard.
  • II West Lodge
    On the N side of the B4558 Llangattock to Llangynidr road, 250m E of the Home Farm. A stone wall fronts the house with timber planked gate leading to front entrance. This entrance to the park is aba
  • II Home Farm
    Located on the N side of the B4558 Llangattock to Llangynidr road, 250m W of West Lodge. An entrance next to the farm leads to the estate farm buildings.
  • II Threshing Barn with adjoining Hay Barn and Byre
    Located in a farmyard to the rear of the Home Farm at Glanusk Park. This range of barns forms the E side of the farmyard.
  • II Weigh Bridge House including weigh bridge
    Situated in Glanusk Park, just inside the gateway off the B4558 opposite the Home Farm. (In front is the cast iron weigh bridge, set in flagstones, bearing the inscription: H. Pooley & son / Liverpoo

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