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Fountain to north of St Fagans Castle in the Dutch Garden

A Grade II Listed Building in St Fagans, Cardiff

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Latitude: 51.4867 / 51°29'12"N

Longitude: -3.2689 / 3°16'8"W

OS Eastings: 311991

OS Northings: 177178

OS Grid: ST119771

Mapcode National: GBR HT.KGH9

Mapcode Global: VH6F5.9W6P

Entry Name: Fountain to north of St Fagans Castle in the Dutch Garden

Listing Date: 28 November 2003

Last Amended: 28 November 2003

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 82224

Building Class: Domestic

Location: One of the associated structures in the gardens of St Fagans Castle and part of the Museum of Welsh Life.

County: Cardiff

Town: Cardiff

Community: St. Fagans (Sain Ffagan)

Community: St. Fagans

Locality: Museum of Welsh Life, St Fagans

Built-Up Area: St Fagans

Traditional County: Glamorgan

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Placed in the Dutch Garden in about 1850 as a part of the improvements undertaken at that time by the Windsor family. It is not known if it is a real Italian fountain or a contemporary copy. It is shown in position on the c1855 Estate Plan.


Italianate marble fountain with a scalloped pool edged with roll-moulded marble set on a sandstone plinth. In the centre, on a square plinth, is a fountain of four cherubs supporting a single vertical jet.

Reasons for Listing

Included as an important garden feature and one of the structures associated with the gardens and estate of St. Fagans Castle.

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