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Kitchen garden walls N of Miskin Manor

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

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Latitude: 51.5149 / 51°30'53"N

Longitude: -3.3604 / 3°21'37"W

OS Eastings: 305696

OS Northings: 180427

OS Grid: ST056804

Mapcode National: GBR HP.HX03

Mapcode Global: VH6F3.P6V1

Entry Name: Kitchen garden walls N of Miskin Manor

Listing Date: 15 August 2000

Last Amended: 15 August 2000

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 23925

Building Class: Gardens, Parks and Urban Spaces

Location: On the N side of the house.

County: Rhondda Cynon Taff

Community: Pont-y-clun

Community: Pont-y-Clun

Locality: Miskin Manor

Traditional County: Glamorgan

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Built in the third quarter of the C19 and shown on the Ordnance Survey of 1875. The present propagating house was added before 1900. The S wall was altered to incorporate a gate screen in the early C20.

Miskin Manor is a country house of 1864, but with earlier origins, built for David Williams. The landscaping of the park began in 1857 and the principal features were in place by the 1870s. The walled garden belongs to this phase. The gardens were further developed by David's son Judge Gwilym Williams (1839-1906) and Sir Rhys Rhys Williams (1865-1955).


A rectangular walled garden approximately 90m E-W by 30m, of 3.5m high walls of buttressed brick, except the N wall which has an outer face of rubble stone. In the S wall is a central gate screen comprising red-brick piers and stone copings (originally pyramidal but all now damaged) to railings on a dwarf wall and a central iron gate with overthrow. To the W of the screen the wall is partly fallen. To the R is an arched doorway. Inside is a central brick-lined channel oriented N-S. Against the N wall, offset to the W side, is a former lean-to greenhouse retaining curved iron trusses, added early C20. Immediately S is a late C19 brick former propagating house.

The N wall has an arched doorway offset to the W side. To the centre of the exterior is a former lean-to boiler house of rubble stone and brick jambs. It has a doorway on the W side and window to the E side. Set back from the E end is a lean-to bothy of rubble stone and brick jambs, with door and window on the N side and window to the W wall. Inside is a late C19 brick fireplace. At the NW angle is the stub wall of a former greenhouse.

Reasons for Listing

Listed for group value with Miskin Manor and other associated listed items.

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