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Bench on E side of sunken garden at Talygarn

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

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Latitude: 51.5117 / 51°30'42"N

Longitude: -3.3967 / 3°23'48"W

OS Eastings: 303172

OS Northings: 180121

OS Grid: ST031801

Mapcode National: GBR HN.HSDV

Mapcode Global: VH6F3.28NG

Entry Name: Bench on E side of sunken garden at Talygarn

Listing Date: 15 August 2000

Last Amended: 15 August 2000

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 23931

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: Talygarn

Traditional County: Glamorgan

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


A semi-circular freestone seat with continuous bench on stone brackets, and a stone back with a moulded coping.

Reasons for Listing

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

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