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Latitude: 51.5627 / 51°33'45"N
Longitude: -3.7324 / 3°43'56"W
OS Eastings: 280014
OS Northings: 186294
OS Grid: SS800862
Mapcode National: GBR H5.DRXH
Mapcode Global: VH5H2.8Z6D
Entry Name: Retaining Wall adjoining Citrus House
Listing Date: 25 April 2000
Last Amended: 25 April 2000
Source ID: 23265
Building Class: Gardens, Parks and Urban Spaces
Location: The wall runs E and links the Citrus House with the almshouses and Ivy Cottage.
County: Neath Port Talbot
Town: Port Talbot
Locality: Margam Park
Traditional County: Glamorgan
Probably contemporary with the Citrus House, c1800, although it is possible that the wall was built later, when C R M Talbot extended his kitchen gardens. The wall at right angles to the N belongs to the latter period.
The wall runs N for a short distance from the NE angle of the Citrus House, then curves round and runs towards the E, where it joins a short wall at right angles which links the almshouses with Ivy Cottage. Constructed of rubble stone with a flat stone coping. Buttressed along the N side; soil is heaped against the S side to create flower beds. The 6 buttresses are raked and full-height with quoins. Doorways to each end of the wall. Next to the Citrus House, the doorway has a shallow pointed head and dressed limestone surround, but has a plain segmental head on the E facing side. At the E end, the wall rises slightly and contains an ornate doorway with a Gibbs surround. The wall at right angles is of narrow coursed rubble with flat stone coping, and with a pointed arched dressed stone doorway with boarded door to the N of the buttressed wall.
Listed as a garden structure exhibiting character, especially the doorways and buttresses. Group value with the Citrus House, and other buildings in Margam Park.
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