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Brief description of site

Wynnstay is one of the largest and most important 18th-century landscape parks in Wales. It retains many of its historic features, some of which are attributed to Richard Woods and Capability Brown. A pleasure garden designed by Brown survives as well as part of a rockwork cascade. There are many monuments and built structures in the park and a formal terrace around the house.

Brief history of site

The estate belonged to the powerful Watkins Williams Wynn family from the mid-18th to the mid-20th century. The house became a school in the mid-20th century and is now largely converted into luxury apartments.

Location information:

Address: Wynnstay Hall, Overton Road, Ruabon, Wrexham, LL14 6LA

Locality: Ruabon

Local Authorities:

Wrexham; Ruabon; Ruabon

Historical County: Denbighshire

OS Landranger Map Sheet Number: 117 Grid Ref: SJ 308426
Latitude: 52.9763 Longitude: -3.03201

Key information:

Form of site: country estate

Purpose of site: Ornamental

Main period of development: Mid 18th century

Survival: Extant

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