Clytha Park 868

Llanarth, Wales

Pgds 20091017 141623 Clytha1

Brief Description

Clytha Park is a late-18th-century landscape park which includes a folly, Clytha Castle, probably designed by John Davenport. There are also structural remains of a contemporary ornamental garden and kitchen garden. Avray Tipping advised on the gardens in the early-20th century.

History

The garden was first laid out in about 1720. It was substantially altered in the picturesque style in 1790.

Features
  • Lake
  • Description: A pre-existing lake was dug out and expanded in the early-19th century. The spoil formed the mound that the house was built on.
  • Folly
  • Description: Clytha Castle is a castellated folly built for William Jones the elder in memory of his wife. One of the three towers is now let out by the Landmark Trust.
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  • House (featured building)
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  • Kitchen Garden
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  • Specimen Tree
  • Description: Tulip tree.
  • Gateway
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Serpentine Path
History

Period

  • Late 18th Century
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