Mathern Palace, Chepstow, Wales
Record Id: 2241
This site is NOT open to public.
Brief description of site
Henry Avray Tipping designed the gardens around the partially-ruined medieval Mathern Palace in the early-20th century. Medieval fishponds in the grounds and parts of the ruined Palace were incorporated into the original design. The garden has well-preserved terracing and structural planting of yew. There is also a sunken garden, originally designed as a rose garden.
Although the site is now a private residence, it is available for hire for weddings and functions.
Brief history of site
Mathern Palace was a bishops' residence until the end of the 17th century when it went into decline. When Tipping bought the property in 1894 it was a farmhouse. He renovated and remodelled it and laid out the gardens between 1894 and 1914 before moving to Mounton House.
Address: Mathern Palace, Mathern, near Chepstow, NP16 6JA
Historical County: Monmouthshire
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Form of site: garden
Purpose of site: ornamental garden
Context or principal building: house
Site Style : Arts and Crafts
Site first created: 1894 to 1914
Main period of development: Early 20th century