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Walled Garden at Garth Farm and Heylin Farm

A Grade II Listed Building in Guilsfield, Powys

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Coordinates

Latitude: 52.6888 / 52°41'19"N

Longitude: -3.1645 / 3°9'52"W

OS Eastings: 321386

OS Northings: 310762

OS Grid: SJ213107

Mapcode National: GBR 9Z.3PL3

Mapcode Global: WH79H.CPB1

Entry Name: Walled Garden at Garth Farm and Heylin Farm

Listing Date: 30 November 2018

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 87781

Building Class: Gardens, Parks and Urban Spaces

Location: Approx. 250m SE of the farm buildings of Garth Farm and Heylin Farm, adjacent to the A490.

County: Powys

Community: Guilsfield (Cegidfa)

Community: Guilsfield

Locality: Garth

Traditional County: Montgomeryshire

History

Probably first constructed early C18. It likely pre-dates the early C19 JC Loudon phase of rebuilding at Garth, probably being built at the same time as the brick Georgian house that was constructed c1717 when the Mytton family acquired the estate. Shown on the on the 1842 Tithe map largely in its current form but with features such as an internal E-W dividing wall which has since been lost (demolished by the District Council in the 1980s). Curving corners incorporated in the NE and NW suggesting that the walling there had been used to grow fruit. The OS map of 1885 shows a structure, presumably a glasshouse, in the NE corner but it had been lost by 1903. The same map also shows periphery paths around the inside of the walls. The garden probably declined with the estate after WWI and was abandoned during the 1950s after the 1947 demolition of the house. When the parkland was inspected for the Parks &Gardens register some of the walling was noted to be partially collapsed with some sections of walling standing at 2.5m in height. The walling has since been rebuilt with the capping restored.

Exterior

Walled garden, rectangular aligned E-W south facing on a sloping site. Constructed of red brick, its walling survives full height with stone capping intact. Ramped drop in height at mid point of the E and W side walls. Plain external pilasters. N wall heated with evidence of boiler structures against the N side noted when inspected for inclusion in the Parks & Garden register. Curving corners to the NE and NW, a service door is also located near to each of these corners (door to the NW retained a wooden door at the time of the P&G inspection). Formal doorway central in the S wall with 4-centred arch. The internal E-W dividing wall is no longer visible but the remains of stone steps at the E side were visible when inspected in 2017. Single storey lean-to shed in SW corner, roofless but previously roofed in corrugated iron.

Reasons for Listing

Included for its special architectural interest as a good surviving example of an early C18 walled garden that has survived largely intact. Group value with the nearby farm buildings.
This structure has been afforded Interim Protection under the Planning (Listed Building and Conservation Areas) Act 1990. It is an offence to damage this structure and you may be prosecuted.
To find out more about Interim Protection, please visit the statutory notices page on the Cadw website. For further information about this structure, or to report any damage please contact Cadw.

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