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Plas-y-Betws Relict Garden
Primary Reference Number (PRN) : 05189m Trust : Glamorgan Gwent Community : Garw Valley Unitary authority : Bridgend NGR : SS90508664 Site Type (preferred type first) : Medieval Garden Status : Scheduled Monument
Summary : The gardens are of national importance as being a rare example of the structure of a garden of the Tudor period. Its relict gardens consist of three walled enclosures , the largest of which is terraced, and a further terraced area.
Description : Plas-y-Betws is a ruined, substantial manor house dating principally to the sixteenth or early seventeenth century. Its relict gardens consist of three walled enclosures , the largest of which is terraced, and a further terraced area. They include two raised platforms, which may have been the bases for summerhouses, and a domed pigcote. The gardens are of national importance as being a rare example of the structure of a garden of the Tudor period. They contain interesting built features and there is archaeological potential within the enclosures, where further garden layout and structures may be buried.
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