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Walls of former kitchen garden at Cefn Mably

A Grade II Listed Building in Rudry, Caerphilly

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Latitude: 51.5497 / 51°32'58"N

Longitude: -3.1246 / 3°7'28"W

OS Eastings: 322117

OS Northings: 184019

OS Grid: ST221840

Mapcode National: GBR J0.FNR3

Mapcode Global: VH6F1.S9HW

Entry Name: Walls of former kitchen garden at Cefn Mably

Listing Date: 5 March 1999

Last Amended: 5 March 1999

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 21445

Building Class: Gardens, Parks and Urban Spaces

Location: On W side of house and on N side of drive to Maes-y-bryn, obscured by woodland.

County: Caerphilly

Community: Rudry (Rhydri)

Community: Rudry

Locality: Cefn Mably

Traditional County: Glamorgan

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Probably early C18 and built by Sir Charles Kemeys in conjunction with the enlargement of the house. The 1st edition Ordnance Survey shows no internal structural divisions, but perimeter paths and cross paths.


Garden walls of rubble stone 2-3m high enclosing a former kitchen garden approximately 70m square. In the E wall is a narrow inserted doorway with brick jambs. Set back from the NE corner the N wall has a gateway with hammer-dressed stone piers and brick quoins. To its R is a C19 ruined gardener's cottage of rubble stone and brick dressings with a later brick lean-to. The interior is said to retain ruined glasshouses but was inaccessible at the time of inspection.

Reasons for Listing

Included as an early example of a kitchen garden and for group value with Cefn Mably and its garden terraces.

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