Coryton House 6688

Cardiff, Wales

Brief Description

There are surviving formal and informal gardens associated with an important townhouse, built for prominent Cardiff citizen John Cory. Formal terraced gardens adjoin the house, and below it an informal area includes cascades and pools and exotic plantings of conifers and bamboos. Parts of the site south-east of the house were developed for offices, and now are being demolished for residential development.

History

A small garden was laid out around the house before 1915. There was an orchard, walled garden, glasshouse and pond. By 1940 a much more expansive layout of formal and informal garden was created. Later in the century parts of the garden were cleared to make way for offices and carparks and redevelopment is now taking place.

Features
  • Terrace
  • Lawn
Cascade, Pool, Terrace
Access & Directions

Directions

The site is on the northern edge of Cardiff adjoining the A 4054.
History

Period

  • Early 20th Century (1901-1932)
References

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