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Balustrade to sunken garden at Talygarn

A Grade II Listed Building in Pont-y-clun, Rhondda Cynon Taff

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Latitude: 51.5114 / 51°30'41"N

Longitude: -3.397 / 3°23'49"W

OS Eastings: 303151

OS Northings: 180089

OS Grid: ST031800

Mapcode National: GBR HN.J07Q

Mapcode Global: VH6F3.28HP

Plus Code: 9C3RGJ63+H6

Entry Name: Balustrade to sunken garden at Talygarn

Listing Date: 15 August 2000

Last Amended: 15 August 2000

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 23921

Building Class: Gardens, Parks and Urban Spaces

ID on this website: 300023921

Location: On the N side of the house and forecourt.

County: Rhondda Cynon Taff

Community: Pont-y-clun

Community: Pont-y-Clun

Locality: Talygarn

Traditional County: Glamorgan

Tagged with: Architectural structure

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The sunken garden N of the house was created in 1888 and was subsequently enlarged, taking its present form by 1899.

Talygarn was purchased by G T Clark, the prominent industrialist and antiquary, in 1865. The present house retains the core of an earlier house and was built mainly 1879-82 with further important additions in 1892-4 and the early C20. The gardens and park were laid out from 1877 with formal gardens to the S, W and N of the house, and with informal woodland grounds centred on a lake to the S of the house.


The open stone balustrade is aligned roughly E-W parallel with the house and marking the boundary of the forecourt in front of the house. It has shaped balusters, wide intermediate piers, and flat copings. Steps are at the E and W ends. In the centre is a semi-circular recess with a continuous bench.

Reasons for Listing

Listed for group value with Talygarn and other associated listed items.

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