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Garden Wall at Twyn yr Hydd

A Grade II Listed Building in Margam, Neath Port Talbot

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.5536 / 51°33'13"N

Longitude: -3.7164 / 3°42'59"W

OS Eastings: 281096

OS Northings: 185258

OS Grid: SS810852

Mapcode National: GBR H6.F9X8

Mapcode Global: VH5H8.J6NT

Entry Name: Garden Wall at Twyn yr Hydd

Listing Date: 25 April 2000

Last Amended: 25 April 2000

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 23280

Building Class: Gardens, Parks and Urban Spaces

Location: Wall enclosing a rectangular garden on the N side of Twyn yr Hydd house.

County: Neath Port Talbot

Town: Port Talbot

Community: Margam

Community: Margam

Locality: Twyn yr Hydd

Traditional County: Glamorgan

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History

Walled rectangular garden in Arts and Crafts style. Contemporary with the house, entrance gates and walls, c1893.

Exterior

The wall joins the R side of the L gable of the main range of the house, runs N, then curves round to the W and then to the S for a short distance. Further S there are open views of parkland. Constructed of very narrow sandstone blocks laid dry, with quoins to the openings and where it changes angle. The wall is wide but the upper part is narrower, the offsets covered with stone tiles. Pronounced pitched coping laid with stone tiles. Segmental headed doorways, the coping rising above.

At the S end of the E section of wall is a doorway containing an iron gate with scroll-work. From here, the wall curves round slightly to the E before continuing N where there is a wide recessed bay for a garden seat, with a horizontal window to the rear containing the partial remains of iron tracery. The section of wall at the N end has a doorway in the centre within a wide shallow recess. It also has an iron gate and is flanked by horizontal windows. In front of the gate is a circular stone-lined pool surrounded by a wide band of paving. Further W, at the NW corner of the garden, is a round projection in the style of an angle bastion, possibly for a seat. The wall continues S for a short distance before sloping down to an end pier with pyramidal cap.

Reasons for Listing

Listed as a prominent garden feature retaining its character, a key part of a period garden. Group value with Twyn yr Hydd and surrounding structures.

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