Baron Hill Estate

Author Timster - Last updated: 09.09.2012

This one is fairly common knowledge hence not hiding the name. Part of our trek "oop North"

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 WWII, 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.

The house has remained unused since the fire and this is how it looks today.

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‘Pet Cemetary’ by Timster1973 (Whats next?), on Flickr

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‘To my pet’ by Timster1973 (Whats next?), on Flickr

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‘A Hidden stone gem’ by Timster1973 (Whats next?), on Flickr

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‘Mansion front fisheye’ by Timster1973 (Whats next?), on Flickr

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‘Greenhouses’ by Timster1973 (Whats next?), on Flickr

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‘Lodgings’ by Timster1973 (Whats next?), on Flickr

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‘Staircase to the Crypt’ by Timster1973 (Whats next?), on Flickr

Hope you like, I have 2 more to process from this set.

Tim

2 comments

#1QuikSinkSeptember 14, 2012, 4:24 pm

Awesome set mate, huge amounts of growth are just spectacular!

#2LisaOctober 14, 2014, 2:46 pm

Photos are great! Myself and other photographers are planning on going down there tomorrow, is it accessible ? Do you need permission to view it or anything?

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