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 - Kinmel Hall, North Wales October 2010

Discussion in 'Residential Sites' started by Rookinella, Oct 27, 2010.

  1. Rookinella

    Rookinella I should have danced all night
    28DL Full Member

    Joined:
    Jul 16, 2006
    Messages:
    684
    Likes Received:
    98
    Visited with Havoc.

    10 billion years ago, I remember this coming up on the radar but for some reason it slipped out of my thoughts until it popped up in Havoc's and SparkUK's reports last month. I jumped at the opportunity to visit this grand house and it was an excellent little jaunt. The word "swanky" is an understatement in regards to Kinmel Hall. Decked out in marble and vast oak staircases, it's what every dignitary could want in a holiday palace. The telly works and I had a good roll around on the sha-pile rug like a contented cat before heading upstairs and chilling out on the massive stacks of mattresses. It was like a princess and the pea bed :)

    Here's some history:


    Jump to: navigation, search

    Kinmel Hall is a mansion near the village of St. George, close to the coastal town of Abergele, in Conwy county borough, Wales.

    The present chateau style house, the third on the site, was designed by W. E. Nesfield in the 1870s, and the adjoining Venetian Gardens were designed by his father, W. A. Nesfield. The adjoining Neo-palladian style stable block is attributed to William Burn, with construction completed in the 1850s

    The house is set in walled gardens of around 18 acres (73,000 m2), which are themselves set in grounds of around 5,000 acres (20 km2), encompassing open fields, parkland and forests. Kinmel mansion, constructed in Wales in the 1870s is an excellent example of the myriad of new types of spaces that were arising during the Victorian era to fulfill increasingly specialized functions. For example, there was a room in the mansion that was only to be used for the ironing of newspapers, so that the ink would not come off on the reader's hands [1].

    Ownership of the house has been dominated by the Hughes, Lewis and Fetherstonhaugh and Gill families. There are many heraldic shields displayed throughout the house which show evidence of the unions between these families. The property was last used as a private home in 1929, after which it was converted to a 'rheuma spa', a health centre for the treatment of people with rheumatism, by Mrs Florence Lindley, formerly headmistress of Lowther College, at the nearby Bodelwyddan Castle. The spa remained until the outbreak of World War II, when the hall was taken over as a hospital[2]. Since then it has been used as a conference centre, and an educational venue.

    The hall is now the property of Derbyshire Investments and currently under renovation.


    _DSC4566.jpg

    _DSC4565.jpg

    _DSC4564.jpg

    _DSC4563.jpg

    _DSC4558.jpg

    _DSC4555.jpg

    _DSC4554.jpg

    _DSC4553.jpg

    _DSC4552.jpg

    _DSC4549.jpg

    _DSC4548.jpg

    _DSC4542.jpg

    _DSC4541.jpg

    _DSC4540.jpg

    _DSC4539.jpg

    _DSC4538.jpg

    _DSC4537.jpg

    _DSC4535.jpg

    _DSC4531.jpg

    _DSC4530.jpg

    _DSC4529.jpg

    _DSC4525.jpg

    _DSC4524.jpg

    _DSC4523.jpg

    _DSC4520.jpg

    _DSC4519.jpg

    _DSC4517.jpg
     

    Remove this ad by donating or subscribing.

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