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Golden Grove Garden Seat and Stairs

A Grade II Listed Building in Llanfihangel Aberbythych, Carmarthenshire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.8592 / 51°51'33"N

Longitude: -4.0381 / 4°2'17"W

OS Eastings: 259744

OS Northings: 219814

OS Grid: SN597198

Mapcode National: GBR DT.T308

Mapcode Global: VH4J2.YJLK

Entry Name: Golden Grove Garden Seat and Stairs

Listing Date: 27 August 1999

Last Amended: 27 August 1999

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 22206

Building Class: Domestic

Location: Garden features on the entrance axis of the mansion, on the rising ground to the south.

County: Carmarthenshire

Town: Carmarthen

Community: Llanfihangel Aberbythych

Community: Llanfihangel Aberbythych

Locality: Golden Grove Park

Traditional County: Carmarthenshire

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Golden Grove

History

Probably built at the end of the time of construction of the mansion, c1835. Contemporary drawings indicate terracing of the lawn at an early date.

Exterior

A garden seat at the head of a small slope in the lawn to the south of Golden Grove, with flights of stairs. There are three flights, corresponding to the terracing in the lawn. Each flight is of six steps, about 6m in width, between rounded kerbs.
At the top, on the same axis, is a half-round garden seat in limestone, with a narrower flight of six steps each side giving access to the garden beyond. Chamfered-edged seat on four brackets.

Reasons for Listing

A feature of the landscaping of the immediate environs of Golden Grove, contemporary with the house.

Other nearby listed buildings

  • II* Golden Grove Mansion
    In park landscape to the south of, and overlooking, the Towy valley, 4 km south-west of Llandeilo. Two gate-lodges to the B4300 at north. A third, which is at the present principal park entrance, is i
  • II Golden Grove Terrace
    Retaining walls and parapets to the north and east of the mansion and service wing of Golden Grove.
  • II Golden Grove Inner East Gate
    At the east entrance to the domestic grounds within Golden Grove park, near the south-west corner of the house.
  • II* Golden Grove Stable Block
    To the west of the service wing at Golden Grove, to which it is linked by yards and a covered way. Rubblestone enclosing wall at north, continuing the line of the terrace wall of the house.
  • II Golden Grove Inner West Gate
    At the west entrance to the domestic grounds within Golden Grove park, near the south-west corner of the stable block.
  • II Eagle Lodge
    Within the park of Golden Grove, about 400m south of the North Lodge, to the north side of the drive to the Mansion. Low stone wall at front and side with iron railings; two monolith gatepiers to the
  • II Garden Wall of the Former Mansion
    Near the site of the old Golden Grove mansion, about 300m south of the North Lodge, extending from near Garden Cottage to near Eagle Lodge
  • II Pont-y-wern
    In park landscape about 500m to the east of Golden Grove, carrying the private drive from the East (Llandeilo) Lodge to the Mansion. It crosses a small stream in a deep narrow valley.

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