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Play House in Bodelwyddan Castle Garden

A Grade II Listed Building in Bodelwyddan, Denbighshire

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Latitude: 53.2601 / 53°15'36"N

Longitude: -3.5037 / 3°30'13"W

OS Eastings: 299792

OS Northings: 374731

OS Grid: SH997747

Mapcode National: GBR 3ZZR.82

Mapcode Global: WH65H.4BV2

Plus Code: 9C5R7F6W+2G

Entry Name: Play House in Bodelwyddan Castle Garden

Listing Date: 6 December 2002

Last Amended: 6 December 2002

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 80754

Building Class: Domestic

ID on this website: 300080754

Location: About 150m SW of Bodelwyddan Castle, to the N of the Walled Garden and to the W of the Maze. The site is enclosed on its W side by a low limestone rubble wall.

County: Denbighshire

Community: Bodelwyddan

Community: Bodelwyddan

Locality: Bodelwyddan Castle

Traditional County: Flintshire

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The play house was built for the children of Hugh Williams, who succeeded to Bodelwyddan in 1849 and became the 3rd baronet in 1859. The play house was probably built c1850. It is said to have had its interior walls lined in silk. The house was restored in 1986.

The projecting windows (seen in a pre-restoration photograph) may suggest the play house is by the same designer as the north terrace of cottages in Bodelwyddan Village.


A small play house built in stretcher-bond brickwork with a slate roof and crested ridge tiles. There is no gutter. Doors in the north and south gable walls, with ventilation holes at top. Two projecting windows to the east with slate roofs. No chimney.


Said to consist of 2 rooms.

Reasons for Listing

A well-preserved picturesque play house, un unusual building in the castle garden.

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