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Hafod (also known as Hafod Uchtryd)3821

Introduction

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.

Visitor Facilities

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.

Terrain

upland, hilly
Contact

Telephone

01443 336000

Official Website

Owners

  • Forestry Commission (Welsh Assembly)

    Victoria Terrace, Aberystwyth, SY23 2DQ
Features

Plant Environment

  • Environment
  • Woodland Garden

Style

  • Picturesque
  • Stable Block
  • Description: L-shaped building now converted to estate offices.
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  • Obelisk
  • Description: Monument to 5th Duke of Bedford, designed by W. Pocock.
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  • Ornamental Bridge
  • Description: Chain Bridge across Ystwyth Gorge, restored 2003.
  • Mansion House (featured building)
  • Description: Original building in Gothic style by Thomas Baldwin in 1784, additions by John Nash 1793-4; rebuilt after 1807 fire within same walls; extended in Italian Gothic style by Anthony Salvin 1847-50. The house as demolished in 1958.
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  • Walk
  • Description: Lady's Walk: circuit walk linking mansion to church and visiting Flower Garden and Peiran Falls.
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  • Walk
  • Description: Gentleman's Walk: circuit walk on south bank of Ystwyth, visiting two caves, numerous cascades, ancient woodland.
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  • Walk
  • Description: New Walk, now known as Ystwyth Gorge Walk: visits spectacular river scenery and restored chain bridge.
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Visitor Access & Directions

Access Contact Details

http://www.hafod.org/walks.html

Directions

http://www.hafod.org/directions.html
Authorities

Civil Parish

  • Ysbyty Ystwyth
Designations
  • CADW Register of Landscapes Parks and Gardens of Special Historic Interest in Wales
  • Reference: PGW (Dy) 50 (CER)
  • Grade: I
  • Scheduled Ancient Monument
  • Reference: Cavern Cascade (Cd 171 (CER))
  • Scheduled Ancient Monument
  • Reference: Chain bridge & Gothic Arcade (Cd 172 (CER))
  • Scheduled Ancient Monument
  • Reference: Nant Bwlchgwallter (CD 173 (CER))
  • Scheduled Ancient Monument
  • Reference: Peiran Cascade (CD 174 (CER ))
  • Site of Special Scientific Interest
  • CADW Register of Listed Buildings in Wales
  • Reference: Bedford Monument
  • Grade: II
  • CADW Register of Listed Buildings in Wales
  • Reference: Hawthorn Cottage
  • Grade: II
  • CADW Register of Listed Buildings in Wales
  • Reference: Kitchen Garden and Associated Buildings
  • Grade: II
  • CADW Register of Listed Buildings in Wales
  • Reference: Lower Lodge and gate piers
  • Grade: II
  • CADW Register of Listed Buildings in Wales
  • Reference: Stables, Coach house, hay barn
  • Grade: II
  • Ancient and Semi Natural Woodland
History

History

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.

Period

  • 18th Century
  • Late 18th Century
Associated People
References

References

Contributors

  • Jennifer Macve

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