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Baron Hill Mansion, Beaumaris, Nov, 19


Shaun

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History:
Baron Hill is an estate in Beaumaris, Anglesey, named after the hill on which it stands. It was established in 1618 by Sir Richard Bulkeley, as the seat of the influential Bulkeley family , who were originally from Cheshire, until William Bulkeley was appointed Deputy Constable of Beaumaris Castle. He then married one of the daughters of Gwilym ap Gruffydd ap Gwylim, a local big cheese, and began the accumulation of land and public offices, which eventually lead to the Bulkeley family being one of the largest landowners in Anglesey.
The house was built in 1618 during the reign of James the 1st and was re-modelled in the Neo-Palladian style in 1776.
King Edward VII visited Baron Hill and had tea on the terrace in 1907. Shortly after this, during WW1, 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. They were forced to move into more modest accommodation nearby.
Baron Hill was then used for storage until WW2, when it was converted into a billet for Polish soldiers. Apparently the old house was so cold at night that the Poles burnt down part of the building in the hope that they would be transferred to warmer accommodation, but this backfired on them, as they were re-housed in colder wooden huts in the gardens.
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getting to the site can be abit confusing the first time you visit but once your at the building it is a very interesting the only place i can really compare this to that i have made a report on is https://www.28dayslater.co.uk/threads/plas-gwynfryn-llanystumdwy-jan-19.117062/ but i had to say i probably prefered that one out of the two. The building is large with a cellar that i didn't go down, nothing to interesting down there anyway but something which i think is unique is the little hidden pets cemetery hidden in the corner (will post pictures as a separate comment as on someone else's phone
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wormster

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Oh the menagerie and orangary are fangtastic, as are the stables and greenhouses, I'm glad to see it looking so good. Did you meet the gamekeeper? spry old chap!
 

Shaun

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Oh the menagerie and orangary are fangtastic, as are the stables and greenhouses, I'm glad to see it looking so good. Did you meet the gamekeeper? spry old chap!
Got told about him but no, we only meet a lovely oldercouple from llanberis who own a b&b it was a pleasant day
 

Calamity Jane

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Nice natural decay there and very vibrant too. I do like a bit of extra coloured used in the correct way. Nice one Shaun :thumb
 

scotty markfour

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visited this place a few years back , nice to see it in a report again ! did you find any of the cast iron ovens dotted around the place ?
 

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