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Beech Hill (also known as Skipton Hall)

Introduction

This is the site of the 17th-century Skipton Hall, with the present house begun in 1729. Features include mature trees, a lime and beech avenue, lawns, ponds and a walled garden. The house is now the Beech Hill Hotel.

Visitor Access, Directions & Contacts

Directions

At Ballyshasky, three miles south-east of Londonderry via the A6.

Owners

LPBA

History

Period

18th Century

Features & Designations

Designations

  • Environment and Heritage Service of Northern Ireland Heritage Gardens Inventory

  • Reference: L 29

Features

  • Tree Avenue
  • Pond
  • Gate Lodge
  • Kitchen Garden
  • House (featured building)
  • Description: 17th-century Skipton Hall was replaced by the present house in 1729.
  • Earliest Date:
  • Latest Date:
Key Information

Type

Landscape Park

Purpose

Ornamental

Period

18th Century

Survival

Extant

References