Soughton Hall, Mold, Wales
Record Id: 3011
This site is NOT open to public.
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.
Address: Soughton Hall, Northop, Mold, Flintshire, CH7 6AB
Historical County: Flintshire
|OS Landranger Map Sheet Number:||117||Grid Ref:||SJ 248674|
Form of site: country estate
Purpose of site: Ornamental
Context or principal building: hotel
Main period of development: Early 18th century
CADW Register of Landscapes Parks and Gardens of Special Historic Interest in Wales Grade II* Reference PGW(C) 25
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
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)
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.
Feature created: 1868 to 1899
Octagonal game larder.
Organisations associated with this site
Cadw Role: Designating Authority
Sources of information
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]
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