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Default ARCHIVE: Baron Hill, North Wales, Jun 2010 - 23-06-2010, 16:03

Some history from here

Originally built in 1618 for the Bulkeley family, Baron Hill was remodelled into the Neo-Palladian style in 1776 by the architect Samuel Wyatt for the 7th Viscount of Bulkeley, who was also the first and last Baron of Beaumaris.

It remained the Bulkeley family home until the 1920s, when they moved to more modest accommodation and the mansion was then used for storage. When the Second World War broke out, the Government requisitioned it and it was used as a billet for Polish soldiers. Unhappy with the large, cold rooms they decided to make a small fire so they would be re-homed. The fire then destroyed the majority of the building and since world war 2 it has been left to rot. The soldiers were rehoused in the grounds in temporary accomodation (ha ha).

Over the years the house and associated outbuildings have become derelict and now stands roofless and overgrown by trees. Lead was stolen from the parapets which really contributed to its downfall.

The North Wales developer has now lodged the application to build 43 apartments in the massive restoration and redevelopment project at the Grade II listed building outside Beaumaris. If completed it would be one of the most ambitious and luxurious developments ever seen on Anglesey.

Jeff St Paul, development manager with Watkin Jones, said: "Watkin Jones Group is working closely with Sir Richard Williams-Bulkeley and the Baron Hill Estate on a scheme to restore the derelict house."

This was another solo explore on a sunny afternoon. After a chilled walk down the long driveway, you arrive at this once impressive mansion. Now completely gutted and floorless, it still shines in places and if you look you'll see that Wyatt's immaculate details still shining after over 300 years. The portico stands proud despite nature's attempt to fell those columns, and for once the graffiti is sympathetic and almost childish in places.

I loved this place.





















Thanks for looking.

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