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Service Yard and Gateway of Middleton Hall

A Grade II Listed Building in Llanarthney (Llanarthne), Carmarthenshire

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Latitude: 51.8431 / 51°50'35"N

Longitude: -4.1471 / 4°8'49"W

OS Eastings: 252187

OS Northings: 218237

OS Grid: SN521182

Mapcode National: GBR DN.V5YZ

Mapcode Global: VH4J1.2XGY

Entry Name: Service Yard and Gateway of Middleton Hall

Listing Date: 19 May 1999

Last Amended: 19 May 1999

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 21753

Building Class: Domestic

Location: 100m north of the Great Glass House of the National Botanic Gardens. Attached to the surviving service wing of Middleton Hall.

County: Carmarthenshire

Town: Carmarthen

Community: Llanarthney (Llanarthne)

Community: Llanarthney

Locality: Middleton

Traditional County: Carmarthenshire

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Middleton Hall was completed in 1795 for Sir William Paxton to the designs of S P Cockerell. To the north-west of the house was a service wing (now modernised and named Trawscoed) with this attached oval yard and gateway. With these exceptions the Hall was demolished in 1951.


The yard, its gateway and the stable block are planned on one axis. The yard is an oval enclosure in roughly coursed stonework, about 2 metres in height, without its original coping. The yard gateway is an imposing design in the form of a round-headed gateway with a semicircular ashlar arch, with projecting keystone, large square impost moulding and string course and projecting plinth, all set within a section of wall raised to almost double height in coursed masonry with square coping.

Reasons for Listing

Listed as a structure planned integrally with the listed Stables, and a surviving unaltered fragment of the work of S P Cockerell.

Other nearby listed buildings

  • II Stable Block of Middleton Hall
    About 200m NW of the Great Glass House of the National Botanic Garden. The site is on the axis of Trawscoed, the building which was a service wing of Middleton Hall, and its walled domestic yard. The
  • II Rear stable block of Middleton Hall
    At the rear of the main stable block.
  • II Ice House of Middleton Hall
    50m south-west of the corner gates of the walled garden of the former Middleton Hall.
  • II Brynhawddgar
    Opposite to the north-west entrance to the National Botanic Garden, north of a road junction. Monolith limestone gatepiers; late C19 cross-braced gate with iron palings.
  • II Pont Felin-gât
    Near the North Lodge of Middleton Park, crossing the Afon Gwynon.
  • II Milestone near Wernbongam
    At the north-east side of the B4310 beside the entrance to Glen, 1km west of Middleton Hall
  • II Bridge above Waterfall in Middleton Park
    In Coed Pont Felin, the north part of Middleton Hall Park, 400m south-east of Pont Felin-gât, on the Afon Gwynon. The river for about 70m below the bridge was held by a limestone rubble dam, creating
  • II Weir in Middleton Park
    In Coed Pont Felin, the north part of Middleton Hall Park, 500m south-east of Pont Felin-gât, on the Afon Gwynon.

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