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Fountain in Craig-y-nos courtyard

A Grade II Listed Building in Tawe-Uchaf, Powys

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.8256 / 51°49'32"N

Longitude: -3.6844 / 3°41'3"W

OS Eastings: 284012

OS Northings: 215446

OS Grid: SN840154

Mapcode National: GBR Y9.W0QX

Mapcode Global: VH5FY.3C1W

Entry Name: Fountain in Craig-y-nos courtyard

Listing Date: 29 April 2005

Last Amended: 29 April 2005

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 84379

Building Class: Gardens, Parks and Urban Spaces

Location: Standing in the centre of the front courtyard between front entrance and front gates.

County: Powys

Town: Swansea

Community: Tawe-Uchaf

Community: Tawe-Uchaf

Locality: Craig-y-nos

Traditional County: Brecknockshire

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History

Plan of the forecourt is roughly as originally designed in the first period of development by T H Wyatt 1840. Fountain was added in later C19 by Adelina Patti in the centre of what was originally a turning circle.

Exterior

An elaborate bronzed cast-metal fountain in belle epoque style. The base comprises figures of 4 dolphins, their tails supporting a plinth shaped like a Corinthian capital on which stands a basin with overlapping petals; from the centre rises the figure of a stork with neck outstretched, beak pointing upwards and one wing raised. The fountain stands in a circular pool edged with stone.

Reasons for Listing

Included as a specially interesting adornment of the later C19 development; group value with other listed items in the complex.

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