1. Welcome to 28DaysLater.co.uk - 28DL - The UK Urban Exploring / Urban Exploration / Urbex Forums.

    Asylums and Hospitals, High Stuff, Industrial, Leisure Sites, Residential Sites, Military Sites, Mines and Quarries, ROC Posts, Theatres and Cinemas, Draining, Underground Sites, European and International Sites, Leads, Rumours and News, Kit, Clothing, Equipment, Photography and Video sections plus a lot more.

    Please feel free to browse this website as a guest. Creating an account removes some ads, allows you to post replies, start new topics and threads, and gives you access to more features including bookmarking, live chat, messaging and notification systems.

    Create an account | Login | Request new password

Report - Baron Hill Estate - N.Wales - June 15

Discussion in 'Residential Sites' started by ledgehammer, Jun 23, 2015.

  1. ledgehammer

    ledgehammer 28DL Regular User
    Regular User

    Joined:
    Dec 25, 2014
    Messages:
    428
    Likes Received:
    295
    Home Page:
    History>

    Baron Hill is an estate in Beaumaris, Anglesey, Wales, named after the hill on which it stands. It was established in 1618 by Sir Richard Bulkeley as the family seat of the influential Bulkeley family.

    During the English Civil War, Richard's successor, Colonel Thomas Bulkeley, is said to have invited King Charles I to take possession of the house and set up his court there.

    In the eighteenth century the house was the seat of Lord Viscount Bulkeley, who maintained Jacobite sympathies. The Neo-Palladian style is obvious from the curved facade of the building to the terraces, follies and balconies; this was the style adopted during the 1776 reconstruction of the mansion by architect Samuel Wyatt. However, the mansion was originally built in 1618. There is also an icehouse in the gardens and a lodge house.

    In the nineteenth century the occupants of Baron Hill remained the dominant Anglesey landowners, possessing estate also at Llanfairfechan and other parts of Caernarfonshire.

    During World War I, death duties soaked up the family fortune and made it impossible for the family (by then called Williams-Bulkeley) to continue to maintain the house. In World War II the Royal Engineers were stationed at the house. It was later damaged by fire, but the shell of the house survives.

    Visit>

    Site 3 on the Wales State of Decay Tour. This place reminded me of nettleham hall in Lincs, another tomb raider style overgrown mansion, it should also be said that the grounds are huge, very overgrown and easy to get lost in, especially when trying to locate all of the parts ;-)

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    A decent mooch, and bought us nicely to the end of the day - with the weather being nice, we decided to camp on the beach, with a tasty sunset...

    [​IMG]

    best...
     
    darbians likes this.

    Remove this ad by donating or subscribing.

  2. Lancashire lad

    Lancashire lad chief taster for costa coffee
    Regular User

    Joined:
    Apr 22, 2015
    Messages:
    402
    Likes Received:
    202
    bet that would of been a fantastic looking place in its hey day cheers for posting
     
    ledgehammer likes this.
  3. Will Knot

    Will Knot 28DL Regular User
    Regular User

    Joined:
    May 29, 2013
    Messages:
    1,493
    Likes Received:
    419
    Nice sunset and report, great day out......thanks for sharing :thumb
     
    ledgehammer likes this.
  4. Paradox

    Paradox 28DL Regular User
    Regular User

    Joined:
    Mar 30, 2014
    Messages:
    606
    Likes Received:
    278
    lovely pics thanks for sharing :thumb
     
    ledgehammer likes this.
  5. Miss Mayhem

    Miss Mayhem 28DL Regular User
    Regular User

    Joined:
    Feb 22, 2015
    Messages:
    1,059
    Likes Received:
    299
    Cracking stuff,
    Cheers for sharing :thumb
     
    ledgehammer likes this.
Draft saved Draft deleted
Loading...

Users Who Have Read This Thread (Total: 0)

Share This Page

Remove this ad by creating an account and logging in