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Animal Wall, and Gates near Clock Tower

A Grade I Listed Building in Castle (Castell), Cardiff

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.4811 / 51°28'52"N

Longitude: -3.183 / 3°10'58"W

OS Eastings: 317945

OS Northings: 176460

OS Grid: ST179764

Mapcode National: GBR KHM.70

Mapcode Global: VH6FD.S14D

Entry Name: Animal Wall, and Gates near Clock Tower

Listing Date: 12 February 1952

Last Amended: 30 April 1999

Grade: I

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 21696

Building Class: Gardens, Parks and Urban Spaces

Location: Between SW angle of Castle and West Lodge.

County: Cardiff

Community: Castle (Castell)

Community: Castle

Built-Up Area: Cardiff

Traditional County: Glamorgan

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History

1887-88, and 1930. Animals to designs of Burges, by Thos Nicholls, and W Antill.
The wall originally stood in front of castle between the Clock tower and South gate and was moved to its present site circa 1930 when Duke St and Castle Street were improved. Six animals were added, by A Carrick, sculptor, of Edinburgh.

Exterior

Stone wall and gates. Realistic animals on alternate merlons of wall. To W of Clock Tower, iron gates flanked by wall with Lions holding heraldic shields.
To W of gates, the animals are apparently, Lynx, Lioness, Bear, Sea-lion, Apes, Wolf, Hyena, Vulture, Beaver, Leopard, Foxes, Anteater (snout defaced), Pelican.

Reasons for Listing

Important part of alterations made by Marquess of Bute and Burges to Cardiff Castle. Group value with Cardiff Castle and Lodge.

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