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Brief description of site

The site is a beautiful and picturesque landscape park of around 1750-1780. It incorporates the remains of a medieval castle, small lake, two walled gardens, and fine sweeping drives. Lancelot Brown is known to have visited and to have admired it.

Brief history of site

The castle, possibly erected about 1151, was ruined by the early-16th century. The mansion house at the nearby settlement of Newton was in existence by 1454. It was partially rebuilt around 1660, and changed again around 1720 and 1857.

Location information:

Address: Llandeilo, SA19 6RT

Locality: Carmarthenshire

Local Authorities:

Carmarthenshire; Llandeilo; Llandeilo

Historical County: Carmarthenshire

OS Landranger Map Sheet Number: 159 Grid Ref: SN614225
Latitude: 51.8838 Longitude: -4.01516

Visitor facilities

Opening contact details:

The site is open daily throughout the year, with shorter hours in the winter months.

Key information:

Form of site: landscape park

Purpose of site: Ornamental

Context or principal building: house

Site first created: 1151

Main period of development: 18th century

Survival: Part: standing remains

Site Size (Hectares): 200

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