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    The origin of Pool Park is not known absolutely, but it was one of the five deer parks associated with Ruthin Castle, the estate being considerably older than the house.
    Pool Park was part of the Bachymbyd and Rhug estate, aquired in the 16th Century by the Salesbury family. The estate was divided into two by William Salesbury, and Pool Park was left to his younger son, Charles. The estate then passed into the hands of the Bagot family in 1670 when Charles only surviving daughter married Sir Walter Bagot.
    In 1826-9, Pool Park was re-built for William, 2nd Lord Bagot, in a half-timbered, mock-Tudor design.
    The balustrades either side of the front entrance are from the Bachymbyd old house, and the fine oak staircase came from an old house in Clocaenog, said to be a former Bishops residence.
    During the 19th Century, the house had several tenants, while remaining in the hands of the Bagot family. However, in 1928 Pool Park was alledgedly lost by the Bagot family on a bet at the races. The land was divided into lots and was mainly sold to a Llanrwst timber merchant who felled many of the trees, including the avenues. The house remained unsold and was leased to Sir Henry Tate as a retreat from his Liverpool sugar enterprises.
    In 1934, the District Health Authority bought Pool Park as a convalescent home which housed 80 male patients in 1937 and up to 120 during the war. A POW camp was also established in the grounds.
    In 1949, Pool Park became a mental health hospital and also accepted women. The gardens at this time were worked by the patients as a form of occupational therapy. The hospital sewage treatment was sited on the slope below the house, close to the stream (which we saw, but did not photograph...grrr!)
    The patients left Pool Park in 1989. The house was sold in 1992, but has remained empty ever since. The landscape is overgrown and the house falling into ruin. Pool Park is a listed 2* building in a grade 2 listed landscape and is in urgent need of repair!

    Visited with evilnoodle and Judderman62.........































    Thanks for looking. :)

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    And my take on Pool Park Hospital...




































    and evidence of extensive fire damage in the roof trusses. Can't find any info on this on t'internet :(



    Thanks for looking :)

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    Great stuff, what a nice old building.

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    Great Pics ceejam + evilnoodle, fantastic looking building, like the freaky chair
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    Quality builduing, and really great photos :)
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    This place has instantly shot high up on my must-see list, it's everything I ever want from a derelict building
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    darn criminal to let all that wood carving rot! great pics ,thanks for sharing.

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    I used to live near this place, such a shame it has been left to rot. I would have LOVED one of thos 'poisons' signs, even though I know you're not meant to take stuff from these places. My downstairs loo is full of random signage I've picked up over the years and one of these would look ace!

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    Wow this place is fantastic!

    That chair is a bit creepy tho! :)

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