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Summer house and dovecote in garden of Plas Rhianfa

A Grade II Listed Building in Menai Bridge, Isle of Anglesey

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Coordinates

Latitude: 53.2381 / 53°14'17"N

Longitude: -4.143 / 4°8'34"W

OS Eastings: 257077

OS Northings: 373375

OS Grid: SH570733

Mapcode National: GBR JN44.GZ4

Mapcode Global: WH541.BVDZ

Entry Name: Summer house and dovecote in garden of Plas Rhianfa

Listing Date: 6 September 2004

Last Amended: 16 August 2004

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 83052

Building Class: Domestic

Location: Set back from the SE side of the A545 Beaumaris Road out of Menai Bridge towards Beaumaris.

County: Isle of Anglesey

Community: Cwm Cadnant

Community: Cwm Cadnant

Locality: Glyn Garth

Built-Up Area: Menai Bridge

Traditional County: Anglesey

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Exterior

Small summer house and dovecot. French gothic/chinoiserie style. Central section is circular (bur for its straight rear wall), and open fronted. Conical fish-scale slate roof, swept up to a fleche, and with two tiers of lucarnes ( the dove entrances), supported on timber base, with open front and glazed sides. From the sides, two little wings extend, these are open-work in timber posts, with nesting boxes in the short rear walls. A small terrace in front of the summer house is bounded by balustrading between square piers with shallow pyramidal copings.

Interior

Central section has tiled floor and wooden bench against back wall.

Reasons for Listing

Listed as a highly imaginative garden building, a charming exercise in decorative gothic, and an important component of this Victorian terraced garden.

Other nearby listed buildings

  • II Gate-house, with gate-piers and retaining wall to courtyard, Plas Rhianfa
    Set back from the SE side of the A545 Beaumaris Road out of Menai Bridge towards Beaumaris.
  • II* Plas Rhianfa
    Set back from the SE side of the A545 Beaumaris Road out of Menai Bridge towards Beaumaris.
  • II Lodge at Craig-y-Don
    Set at the SE side of the A545 Beaumaris Road at the entry to the drive to Craig y Don above and to the NE of the house.
  • II Milestone below Min y Twr
    Set alongside the SE of the A545 Beaumais Road out of Menai Bridge towards Beaumaris; opposite the S entrance to Min y Twr.
  • II Craig-y-Don
    Situated in its own grounds sloping down towards the Menai Straits; set back from the SE side of the A545 Beaumaris Road, along which run the boundary walls. Prominent entry beside lodge, tree-lined
  • II Garden house at Min y Twr
    Within the private grounds of Min y Twr, in an elevated location above the NW side of the A545 Beaumaris Road out of Menai Bridge.
  • II Coachhouse at Craig-y-Don
    Set back from the SE side of the A545 Beaumaris Road, the coachhouse is located to SW of the house and close to the water’s edge; reached by the same drive.
  • II Tower and walls at Min y Twr
    Within the private grounds of Min y Twr, in an elevated location above the NW side of the A545 Beaumaris Road out of Menai Bridge.

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