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Wall of Bodelwyddan Castle Garden with Bothy at W and Gateway at E

A Grade II Listed Building in Bodelwyddan, Denbighshire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 53.2596 / 53°15'34"N

Longitude: -3.5046 / 3°30'16"W

OS Eastings: 299731

OS Northings: 374678

OS Grid: SH997746

Mapcode National: GBR 3ZZR.27

Mapcode Global: WH65H.4BFG

Entry Name: Wall of Bodelwyddan Castle Garden with Bothy at W and Gateway at E

Listing Date: 6 December 2002

Last Amended: 6 December 2002

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 80759

Location: About 200m to the SW of Bodelwyddan Castle

County: Denbighshire

Community: Bodelwyddan

Community: Bodelwyddan

Locality: Bodelwyddan Castle

Traditional County: Flintshire

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History

On the W side of the Bodelwyddan Castle garden an original perimeter wall in limestone survives, which was faced in brickwork internally and considerably heightened probably in the early C19. Integral with this improvement is a 2-storey gardener''s bothy standing against the W side.

Landscaping work was carried out c1910 by Sir Thomas Mawson, considerably altering the gardens. Of the entire circuit of garden walls, only the part on the W side was retained; on the E side Mawson built a low wall so visitors to the garden could enjoy the landscape views across the valley. Mawson described his work as ''''necessary improvements on a difficult site''''. The small Tuscan building on the E side was brought from the N side of the castle; it was in existence in 1820 and was perhaps a gazebo; here Mawson used it as a gateway.

Exterior

A stone wall about 3m in height, now visible only on the W side, widended and doubled in height in brickwork. The wall is without buttresses and has a thin stone coping. Attached to the wall on the W side is a gardener''s bothy of 2-storeys in brickwork, and a stone-walled paddock behind it.

On the E side, on the line of the C20 low perimeter wall which completes the enclosure, is a Tuscan gateway with 4 columns and an entablature with a wrought iron gate to its rear.

Reasons for Listing

Listed as an integral part of the setting of the Castle, an original walled garden as remodelled by Sir T H Mawson.

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