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SUMMER BANQUETING HOUSE;TEMPLE OF THE FOUR SEASONS;IVY COTTAGE, MARGAM

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NPRN 37607

Map Reference SS88NW

Grid Reference SS8008086283

Unitary (Local) Authority Neath, Port Talbot

Old County Glamorgan

Community Margam

Type of Site BANQUETING HOUSE

Broad Class GARDENS PARKS AND URBAN SPACES

Period Post Medieval

Site Description 1. 17th century. Enriched 2 storey facade. Doric & Corinthian details. Female statues of the seasons ANC MON.

2. Located to W of Margam orangery. In 1835, the facade of a C17 banqueting house was reerected at the back of a gardener's cottage. Of sutton stone, the facade is in classical Roman style, comprising two triumphal arches, one on top of the other. Three wide bays. The statues of female figures in the niches, which do not appear to represent the four seasons, are probably C19. The late C17 classical style has no parallel in the county, and a garden structure of this grandeur is unusual in Britain.
(Source J Newman, 'Buildings of Wales: Glamorgan, 1995, p. 430)
J Hill 22.10.2003

3. Depicted on the Second Edition Ordnance Survey 25-inch map of Glamorgan XXXIII, sheet 7 (1899). C.H. Nicholas, RCAHMW, 17th August 2006.

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