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Brief description of site

Talacre has the remains of extensive early-19th-century pleasure grounds and plantations set in a small landscape park. Terraces behind the house contain an unusual and quite well-preserved artificial rockwork grotto and a folly tower. There is an 18th-century banqueting house set in the kitchen garden wall.

Brief history of site

Originally the seat of the Mostyn family, the estate was sold to an order of Benedictine nuns in the early-20th century to pay death duties. It is now in private hands.

Location information:

Address: Gwespyr, CH8 9JN

Locality: Prestatyn

Local Authorities:

Flintshire; Llanasa

Historical County: Flintshire

OS Landranger Map Sheet Number: 116 Grid Ref: SJ 105835
Latitude: 53.3408 Longitude: -3.34569

Key information:

Form of site: country estate

Purpose of site: Ornamental

Context or principal building: detached house

Main period of development: 19th century

Survival: Extant

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