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Brief description of site

After an extended period of neglect the house and gardens were taken over by a restoration trust in the 1990s, highly publicised, excavated and extensively restored using modern designers including Penelope Hobhouse and Hal Moggridge.

Brief history of site

Bishop Rudd acquired an earlier property and built 'a handsome seat' here from 1600, including an elaborate Cloister Garden in rustic style. Neglect in the 20th century brought house and gardens to the point of dereliction until rescued by the Aberglasney Restoration Trust.

Location information:

Address: Aberglasney Gardens, Llangathen, Carmarthenshire, SA32 8QH

Locality: Llangathen

Local Authorities:

Carmarthenshire; Llangathen; Llangathen

Historical County: Carmarthenshire

OS Landranger Map Sheet Number: 159 Grid Ref: SN581221
Latitude: 51.8794 Longitude: -4.0629

Directions:

Just off the A40, East of Carmarthen.
Brown signs from Llandeilo, A48 etc.

Visitor facilities

Opening contact details:

The site is open daily (except 25 December).http://www.aberglasney.org/index.php?page=times_and_prices

Visitor information:

Tel (01558) 668 998 or email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Key information:

Form of site: garden

Purpose of site: ornamental garden

Context or principal building: country house

Site first created: Before 1600

Main period of development: Early 17th century

Survival: Reconstructed

Site Size (Hectares): 6

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