Maesllwch Castle (also known as Maeslough Castle)2193

Glasbury, Wales

Brief Description

A large 19th-century park of pre-19th-century origin forms the setting to the grand mid-19th-century mock castle, set on a terrace above the River Wye with views to the Black Mountains. The internal layout of the kitchen garden survives, including ornamental espalier railings, box hedging and ancient fruit trees. Mid-20th-century additions include terraced gardens whose layout reflects lost parts of the building.

History

Three houses were built on the site, the first in the 16th century, the second in the early-18th century, and the third and extant mock castle in the mid-19th century. The park was in existence by the late-18th century. In World War 2 the house was used as a Canadian hospital and by the Land Army. In the 1950s a home farm complex and a terraced garden were added.

Features
  • Castle (featured building)
  • Description: Mock castle
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  • Latest Date:
Terrace, Kitchen Garden
Authorities

Civil Parish

  • Glasbury
History

Period

  • Victorian (1837-1901)
Associated People

Just one person associated to Maesllwch Castle

Contact

Telephone

01443 336000

Official Website

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Owners

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