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Leeswood Hall


Leeswood Hall has the remains of a rare early-18th-century landscape designed by Stephen Switzer. The so-called 'transitional' layout is characterised by formal axes through woodland and open ground. The grounds are conceived as a whole and have formal and informal elements. The fact that it was designed by Switzer makes this a landscape garden of national importance.

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Features & Designations


  • Conservation Area

  • Reference: Leeswood
  • CADW Register of Landscapes Parks and Gardens of Special Historic Interest in Wales

  • Reference: PGW(C) 47
  • Grade: I
  • CADW Register of Listed Buildings in Wales

  • Reference: Bridge over River Terrig
  • Grade: II
  • CADW Register of Listed Buildings in Wales

  • Reference: Former stables and attached walls
  • Grade: II
  • CADW Register of Listed Buildings in Wales

  • Reference: Walled garden, cottage and vine house
  • Grade: II


  • Gate
  • Description: Wrought-iron gate screen, used in the original design to terminate an axis.
  • Dovecote
  • House (featured building)
  • Description: The original early-18th-century house was built for Sir George Wynne with a quick fortune he had made from lead mining.
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  • Icehouse
  • Gate
  • Description: The Black Gates of Hell are 18th century ornamental wrought iron gates. They were originally erected south-west of the house. In the 19th century, they were placed between twin lodge buildings. The gates were removed in the 1980s.
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Principal Building

Domestic / Residential