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Ha-ha at the E end of the E Garden

A Grade II Listed Building in Chirk, Wrexham

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Latitude: 52.9349 / 52°56'5"N

Longitude: -3.0851 / 3°5'6"W

OS Eastings: 327167

OS Northings: 338050

OS Grid: SJ271380

Mapcode National: GBR 72.M143

Mapcode Global: WH78C.LH4D

Entry Name: Ha-ha at the E end of the E Garden

Listing Date: 29 July 1998

Last Amended: 29 July 1998

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 20247

Building Class: Gardens, Parks and Urban Spaces

Location: The ha-ha extends across the E end, of the E gardens, extending from the N side of Pleasure Ground Wood to the S junction with Garden Wood.

County: Wrexham

Town: Wrexham

Community: Chirk (Y Waun)

Community: Chirk

Locality: Chirk Castle

Traditional County: Denbighshire

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The ha-ha was constructed in 1761-2 as part of the landscaping of the grounds of the castle by William Emes in the less formal C18 taste, replacing the iron boundary gates and screen, shown on the Thomas Badeslade engraving of 1742.


The ha-ha consists of a stone wall approximately 2.2m high the top set flush with the lower E lawn, the outer ditch rising to a counterscarp bank in the adjoining fields.

Reasons for Listing

Included as an important feature of the C18 landscaping of the grounds.

Other nearby listed buildings

  • II Statue of Hercules
    Hercules is now sited on the axis of the E axial view from the castle where it passes through woodland.
  • II Medieval Font in the E Garden
    The font is placed at the topmost point of the rock garden, behind the Hawk House, in the E gardens of Chirk Castle.
  • II Hawk House in the E Garden
    The building stands on a slightly elevated platform overlooking the lower lawns of the E garden of Chirk Castle.
  • II Sundial in front of the Hawk House in the E Garden
    The sundial stands on the lawn below, and on the axis of, the Hawk House.
  • II Gazebo
    The gazebo stands at the far end of the E gardens, facing S along the ha-ha wall.
  • II Statue by the lily pond in the E Garden
    The statue stands on the edge of the circular lily pond at the lower end of the gardens.
  • II Walls to the Privy Garden
    The privy garden adjoins the castle on the SE side. The walls define the it on the E and S, and on the W to the lower service yard
  • II Statue in the E Garden
    The two statues flank the opening in the hedge between the upper cross lawn, and the lower fruit tree lawn in the E gardens of the Castle.

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