Hafod, (also known as Hafod Uchtryd), Aberystwyth, Wales
Record Id: 3821
Site is open to the public. Opening may be limited, please check Visitor Information for any restrictions.
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Brief description of site
This was a significant landscape designed according to the principles of the Picturesque, and an essential destination for tourists in the late-18th to early-19th centuries. The mid-20th-century forested landscape is undergoing restoration to reveal the original Picturesque structure and scenic walks.
Brief history of site
This Picturesque landscape was laid out by Thomas Johnes (1748-1816) around his newly-built mansion. Subsequent owners changed little apart from ornamental plantings in the parkland. The Forestry Commission bought the estate in 1950. The house was demolished in 1958.
Address: Hafod Estate Office, Pontrhydygroes, SY25 6DX
Ceredigion; Pontarfynach; Ysbyty Ystwyth; Lledrod
Historical County: Cardiganshire
|OS Landranger Map Sheet Number:||135||Grid Ref:||SN 758733|
Opening contact details:
Free car park (and portaloo).
Small disabled car park near office.
Nine miles of way-marked walks (free).
Guided walks by arrangement.
Online guidebook available.
Form of site: demesne
Purpose of site: Forestry
Context or principal building: historic house
Plant type/environment: woodland garden
Site Style : Picturesque
Site first created: 1783
Main period of development: Late 18th century
Site Size (Hectares): 250