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Viewing platform and colonnade on the S side of Baron Hill

A Grade II Listed Building in Beaumaris, Isle of Anglesey

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Latitude: 53.2659 / 53°15'57"N

Longitude: -4.1043 / 4°6'15"W

OS Eastings: 259753

OS Northings: 376393

OS Grid: SH597763

Mapcode National: GBR JN72.8Q0

Mapcode Global: WH541.X5RL

Entry Name: Viewing platform and colonnade on the S side of Baron Hill

Listing Date: 13 July 2005

Last Amended: 13 July 2005

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 84796

Location: On the S side of the house, immediately N of the bridge over the B5109.

County: Isle of Anglesey

Town: Beaumaris

Community: Beaumaris (Biwmares)

Community: Beaumaris

Locality: Baron Hill

Built-Up Area: Beaumaris

Traditional County: Anglesey

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Probably built in the early 1840s when a new main drive S of the house was created, and first shown on an estate plan of 1861. The steps provided access from the drive to the park to the E. Known locally as the pulpit.


A freestone semi-circular colonnade with Tuscan columns and entablature. On the outer sides are doorways leading to stone steps, which join and continue upwards beneath a broad viewing platform. At the top of the steps are freestone parapets. The platform retains a freestone parapet to the sides but the balustrade around the front has been lost. Stone steps, the full width of the platform, lead up to the main drive.

Reasons for Listing

Listed, notwthstanding some loss of parapet, for its special interest as a garden feature of definite architectural quality and character, and as an integral component of Baron Hill and its gardens.

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