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Retaining Walls of South Garden at Fonmon Castle

A Grade II Listed Building in Rhoose, Vale of Glamorgan

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Latitude: 51.4034 / 51°24'12"N

Longitude: -3.3707 / 3°22'14"W

OS Eastings: 304753

OS Northings: 168038

OS Grid: ST047680

Mapcode National: GBR HP.QT0B

Mapcode Global: VH6FH.JZFK

Plus Code: 9C3RCJ3H+8P

Entry Name: Retaining Walls of South Garden at Fonmon Castle

Listing Date: 30 September 2004

Last Amended: 30 September 2004

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 83159

Building Class: Domestic

Location: On the south side of Fonmon Castle.

County: Vale of Glamorgan

Town: Barry

Community: Rhoose (Y Rhws)

Community: Rhoose

Locality: Fonmon

Traditional County: Glamorgan

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Probably mainly mid/late C19 in design, but incorporating earlier fragmentary walls from the castle and from the late C17 'Keep Garden'. There have been alterations, additions and strengthening in the C20.


Castellated limestone rubble walling defining the main south terrace of the castle garden and retaining it against the east ravine. The highest corner by the beech tree has buttresses lately added.

Reasons for Listing

Included for their group value within the gardens of Fonmon Castle.

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