Golden Grove, Llanasa, Prestatyn, Wales
Record Id: 1471
This site is NOT open to public.
Brief description of site
Golden Grove is a late-19th- and early-20th-century terraced garden with yew topiary, blending well with the 16th-century house. Lady Aberconway, the daughter of Henry Pochin of Bodnant, designed the terraces, which lead from the forecourt down to the remains of a 17th-century walled garden. A walk through woodland leads to a mound. Golden Grove currently (2011) offers luxury bed and breakfast.
Address: Golden Grove, Llanasa, Holywell, Flintshire, CH8 9NA
Historical County: Flintshire
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Form of site: terraced garden
Purpose of site: ornamental garden
Context or principal building: house
Main period of development: Late 19th century
CADW Register of Landscapes Parks and Gardens of Special Historic Interest in Wales Grade II Reference PGW(C)31
manor house Created After 1578
Designation status: CADW Register of Listed Buildings in Wales Grade I Reference Golden Grove
External web site link: www.golden-grove-estate.co.uk/
1877: Henry Pochin buys Golden Grove three years after buying Bodnant. His daughter, Lady Aberconway, designs the garden terraces in the late-19th and early-20th centuries.
People associated with this site
Designer: Lady Laura Elizabeth McLaren, Baroness Aberconway (born 14/05/1854 died 04/01/1933)
Owner: Henry Davis Pochin (born 1824 died 1895)
The mound, known as St Elmo's Summerhouse, is on the site of a bronze age barrow. It used to have a summerhouse on the top.
Feature created: 1600 to 1699
There is a 17th-century walled garden.
Organisations associated with this site
Cadw Role: Designating Authority
Sources of information
Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Wales, 'Golden Grove Garden, Llanasa', <http://www.coflein.gov.uk/pls/portal/coflein.w_details?inumlink=6013395> [accessed 1 October 2007]
Cadw and ICOMOS UK, 'Golden Grove' in Register of Landscapes, Parks and Gardens of Special Historic Interest in Wales: Clwyd (Cardiff: Cadw, 1995), pp. 92-4