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The Baron Hill Mansion is a grade 2 listed building, named after the hill it stands on, was originally built in 1618 and reconstructed in 1776.

This has been on our ‘visit list’ for some time and it didn’t disappoint, it exceeded our expectations. We didn’t do a huge amount of research beforehand, so we were greeted with surprise after surprise….greenhouses, stables, horse cart (just about!), gardens, pet cemetery, workshop/pump house?, colonnade and then the mansion and out buildings. I’d love to see a plan of what buildings were there and what they were used for.

We bumped into a local who pointed us into the direction of the ‘tree of souls’ and we’ll know what she means when we see it!

“During the English Civil War, Richard's successor, Colonel Thomas Bulkeley, is said to have invited King Charles I to take possession of the house and set up his court there.
In the eighteenth century the house was the seat of Lord Viscount Bulkeley, who maintained Jacobite sympathies. The Neo-Palladian style is obvious from the curved facade of the building to the terraces, follies and balconies; this was the style adopted during the 1776 reconstruction of the mansion by architect Samuel Wyatt. However, the mansion was originally built in 1618. There is also an icehouse in the gardens and a lodge house.
In the nineteenth century the occupants of Baron Hill remained the dominant Anglesey landowners, possessing estate also at Llanfairfechan and other parts of Caernarfonshire.
During World War I, 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. In World War II the Royal Engineers were stationed at the house. It was later damaged by fire, but the shell of the house survives. Sir Richard Williams-Bulkeley lives at neighbouring Red Hill.”

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...and pictures from other sites of how it once was:

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Your camera must have bin red hot, everywhere you looked, another pic, Sound Job Mal, My favourite is the original crapper, Many Thanks
 

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Your camera must have bin red hot, everywhere you looked, another pic, Sound Job Mal, My favourite is the original crapper, Many Thanks

My fella says "you always find the bloody toilet where ever we go!" I took 198 photos in total, I was the ultimate happy snapper. :-D
 

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A very good post. I like that you posted the "before" photos as I thought it must have been quite grand in its time, and I was right. Even the beautiful ornate gardens. Now there seems to be a lot of suspended fireplaces.
 
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