Summary

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Brief description of site

The early-18th-century park at Soughton Hall has well-preserved planting, including an almost-complete lime avenue which flanks the approach to the house. There is a 19th-century formal garden by the house. Soughton Hall has been a hotel since 1987.

Location information:

Address: Soughton Hall, Northop, Mold, Flintshire, CH7 6AB

Locality: Mold

Local Authorities:

Flintshire; Northop

Historical County: Flintshire

OS Landranger Map Sheet Number: 117 Grid Ref: SJ 248674
Latitude: 53.1983 Longitude: -3.12715

Key information:

Form of site: country estate

Purpose of site: Ornamental

Context or principal building: hotel

Main period of development: Early 18th century

Survival: Extant

Description

Site designation(s)

CADW Register of Landscapes Parks and Gardens of Special Historic Interest in Wales Grade II* Reference PGW(C) 25

Principal building:

house Created 1714 to 1869 by Sir Charles Barry

Designation status: CADW Register of Listed Buildings in Wales Grade II* Reference Soughton Hall

External web site link: http://www.soughtonhall.co.uk

History

Site timeline

After 1832: John Wynne buys the estate, makes some alterations to the house and plants the lime avenues and the park.

1987: Soughton Hall became an independent hotel.

People associated with this site

Architect: Sir Charles Barry (born 1795 died 1860)

Features

tree avenue

Feature created: After 1732

Three lime avenues were planted by John Wynne, the owner of Soughton Hall. The avenue on the current main entrance drive is a quarter of mile long and may originally have been a double avenue.

game larder

Feature created: 1868 to 1899

Octagonal game larder.

References

Organisations associated with this site

Welsh Historic Gardens Trust

Cadw Role: Designating Authority

Sources of information

Coflein website

Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Wales, 'Soughton Hall, Garden', <http://www.coflein.gov.uk/pls/portal/coflein.w_details?inumlink=6017707> [accessed 1 October 2007]

Register of Landscapes, Parks and Gardens of Special Historic Interest in Wales: Clwyd

Cadw and ICOMOS UK, 'Soughton Hall' in Register of Landscapes, Parks and Gardens of Special Historic Interest in Wales: Clwyd (Cardiff: Cadw, 1995), pp. 240-2

Images

  • Soughton Hall

    Soughton Hall

  • Soughton Hall Lodge, Northop

    Soughton Hall Lodge, Northop