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Baron Hill Mansion, Anglesey (Various dates

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This is my favourite place to visit. It's so beautiful and HUGE! Unfortunately it has really decayed and inside is now outside. These pictures have been taken over a series of visits. From 2009 to Dec 2011.

Former Glory
http://www.francisfrith.com/beaumar...=flickr.com&utmcmd=referral&utmccn=flickr.com
http://www.penmon.org/userimages/zbaronhill.jpg

History
"Originally built in 1618 for the Bulkeley family, Baron Hill was remodelled into the Neo-Palladian style in 1776 by the architect Samuel Wyatt.

It remained the Bulkeley family home until sometime in the 1920s, when they moved to more modest accomodation and the mansion was then used for storage.

When World War II broke out, the Government requisitioned it and it was used as a billet for Polish soldiers. The Polish soldiers were unhappy with the large, cold rooms and decided to start a small fire, so that they would be rehoused in more comfortable accommodation. The resulting blaze destroyed a large part of the main building's interior. The soldiers were rehoused - but into portable huts in the mansion's grounds.

The mansion has been abandoned ever since the war ended and has gradually decayed further."







Some of the ornate plasterwork still survives.








 
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