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Garden pavilion at Craig-y-nos

A Grade II Listed Building in Tawe-Uchaf, Powys

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Latitude: 51.8241 / 51°49'26"N

Longitude: -3.6818 / 3°40'54"W

OS Eastings: 284191

OS Northings: 215274

OS Grid: SN841152

Mapcode National: GBR Y9.W7DH

Mapcode Global: VH5FY.4FG1

Entry Name: Garden pavilion at Craig-y-nos

Listing Date: 29 April 2005

Last Amended: 29 April 2005

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 84382

Building Class: Gardens, Parks and Urban Spaces

Location: Set at river level, below and SE of the Castle, the ground rising steeply to the rear.

County: Powys

Town: Swansea

Community: Tawe-Uchaf

Community: Tawe-Uchaf

Locality: Craig-y-nos

Traditional County: Brecknockshire

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The garden pavilion is of c 1880, part of the late C19 Patti development, set opposite croquet and tennis lawns and adjacent to the rose garden. Repaired, restored and repainted 2000; the dragon finials already re-made in 1970s were also reinstated.


Small games pavilion in exotic chalet style. Timber-framed, originally with plaster infill, rendered and painted with part red and blue brick, part rendered plinth; roof of terracotta fishscale tiles with decorative blue bands, terracotta ridge tiles, decorative apex finials, two depicting dragons; very decorative bargeboards, swept, overhanging and bracketed eaves, small hip to the side gable ends. 3 bays; the centre bay has a very decorative gable, higher than the main roofline, the timbers curved and swept and incorporating a louvred upper opening with shield below; the doorway consists of a wide semi-circular timber arch with side posts on a curved dado of moulded timber rail and decorative panels with tiled floor forming a porch; doorway to the changing rooms is set within the boarding to rear. On either side are cross windows of diamond quarries with coloured glass set within the framing, the moulded sillband continuous with the porch rail.


Interior is boarded, partly diagonally, in 3 sections, a central lobby, painted blue and white, and changing rooms, dark brown, on either side with lift-up lidded seats for storage of games equipment. Leading off are washrooms and lavatories with some original fittings.

Reasons for Listing

Included as a specially interesting structure from the late C19 garden development; group value with other listed items at Craig-y-nos.

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