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Fountain and associated rockwork at Talacre Abbey

A Grade II Listed Building in Llanasa, Flintshire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 53.3396 / 53°20'22"N

Longitude: -3.3469 / 3°20'48"W

OS Eastings: 310413

OS Northings: 383363

OS Grid: SJ104833

Mapcode National: GBR 5Y2T.6L

Mapcode Global: WH769.KBF5

Entry Name: Fountain and associated rockwork at Talacre Abbey

Listing Date: 30 April 2001

Last Amended: 30 April 2001

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 25104

Building Class: Gardens, Parks and Urban Spaces

Location: On the W side of the house.

County: Flintshire

Community: Llanasa

Community: Llanasa

Locality: Talacre

Traditional County: Flintshire

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History

Talacre Abbey was built 1824-9 by Thomas Jones, architect, for Sir Edward Mostyn, on the site of an earlier house. The fountain was added in the third quarter of the C19 and is shown on the 1871 Ordnance Survey. The rockwork behind was probably added in the final quarter of the C19, and is similar in its construction to 2 surviving garden seats and the grotto SE of the house.

Exterior

A freestone octagonal fountain standing in the centre of an octagonal pond bounded by a moulded stone kerb with saddleback coping. The fountain has a moulded base and corbelled bowl, from the centre of which the fountain head rises. The fountain head has elongated diamond panels in relief and a moulded cap.

Behind is rockwork of rubble stone and render incorporating many niches for plants.

Reasons for Listing

Listed as an integral component of the gardens at Talacre Abbey and for its contribution to the setting of the house.

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