Patterns of Castell Coch – Part 2

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Castell Coch is famous for its spectacular interiors. I’ve decided to illustrate the stencils, murals and patterns that decorate Cardiff’s iconic Gothic Revival landmark.

This tile can be found in the fireplace of the drawing room.

Illustration of a bird tile from Castell Coch
A tile from Castell Coch with a bird design

This pattern is from the Castell Coch exhibit, which was designed by Glyn Parry-Jones. The exhibit was created in 1987 and remained in use for nearly 30 years.

Close up of a pattern from a display in Castell Coch
Illustration of a pattern from Castell Coch

This embroidered pattern can be found on the padded window seats in the banqueting hall.

Illustration of a pattern from Castell Coch
Embroidered pattern from a fabric in Castell Coch
Illustration of a pattern from Castell Coch

This bird is another illustration from the Castell Coch exhibit design by Glyn Parry-Jones.

Illustration of a bird pattern from Castell Coch
Bird design from an information board at Castell Coch

This finial crowns the kitchen tower. Its design is the heraldic crown for a Marquess and can be found on the Bute’s coat of arms.

A finial from Castell Coch with a crown design
Illustration of a finial from Castell Coch with a crown design
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Jack is the editor of CastellCoch.com and Tongwynlais.com.