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Gatepiers and Wing Walls on main Carriage Drive at Insole Court

A Grade II Listed Building in Llandaff, Cardiff

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Latitude: 51.4922 / 51°29'31"N

Longitude: -3.2259 / 3°13'33"W

OS Eastings: 314989

OS Northings: 177739

OS Grid: ST149777

Mapcode National: GBR K5H.N1

Mapcode Global: VH6F6.1RGG

Plus Code: 9C3RFQRF+VM

Entry Name: Gatepiers and Wing Walls on main Carriage Drive at Insole Court

Listing Date: 30 June 2003

Last Amended: 30 June 2003

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 81269

Location: Part of the important group of estate buildings surrounding Insole Court.

County: Cardiff

Town: Cardiff

Community: Llandaff (Llandaf)

Community: Llandaff

Built-Up Area: Cardiff

Traditional County: Glamorgan

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Probably built in 1855 by W G & E Habershon for J H Insole, the local colliery and shipping owner. Likely to be contemporary with the first build of the house.


Constructed of squared, coursed rock-faced Radyr sandstone with Bath limestone ashlar dressings. Two square piers with machicolated cornice and stepped caps, one with the family crest of griffin with shield, this is missing from the other. Curving walls on either side of the drive capped with ashlar coping form a bridge carrying the drive over a small ravine.

Reasons for Listing

Included for group value as part of the garden and estate buildings of a significant Victorian mansion with a chequered history.

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