Talacre 3211

Prestatyn, Wales

Brief Description

Talacre has the remains of extensive early-19th-century pleasure grounds and plantations set in a small landscape park. Terraces behind the house contain an unusual and quite well-preserved artificial rockwork grotto and a folly tower. There is an 18th-century banqueting house set in the kitchen garden wall.

History

Originally the seat of the Mostyn family, the estate was sold to an order of Benedictine nuns in the early-20th century to pay death duties. It is now in private hands.

Features
  • Folly
  • Description: The folly tower was built of brick and stone with a coating of mortar.
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  • Grotto
  • Description: The grotto has several chambers.
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  • Banqueting House
  • Description: The Palladian banqueting house had three storeys and may have been designed by Lancelot Brown. It was converted to a gardener's house in the 19th century.
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  • House (featured building)
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Just one person associated to Talacre

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