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Brief description of site

The essential features of the picturesque landscaping in the park were designed by C.R. Cockerell. This includes three lakes, associated cascades and a magnificent bridge. Cockerell manipulated the water so as to maximise the picturesque views within the park and from the house. Derry Ormond Tower is a prominent eyecatcher built to be seen from the house.

Brief history of site

The house dated to 1824-7. It was a substantial Classical mansion with a conservatory, and was designed by C.R. Cockerell. The house was demolished in 1953. The structure and some of the planting of a grand and extensive terraced garden survives. The terraces were extended and redesigned by William Goldring 1905.

Location information:

Address: Betws Bledrws, SA48 8PA

Locality: Ceredigion

Local Authorities:

Ceredigion; Llangybi; Llangybi

Historical County: Cardiganshire

OS Landranger Map Sheet Number: 146 Grid Ref: SN592525
Latitude: 52.1528 Longitude: -4.05944

Key information:

Form of site: terraced garden

Purpose of site: Ornamental

Site first created: 1824 to 1827

Main period of development: Early 19th century

Survival: Part: standing remains

Site Size (Hectares): 35

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