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Boundary Wall of Leighton Estate

A Grade II Listed Building in Forden with Leighton and Trelystan (Ffordun gyda Tre'r-llai a Threlystan), Powys

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Coordinates

Latitude: 52.6279 / 52°37'40"N

Longitude: -3.1195 / 3°7'10"W

OS Eastings: 324320

OS Northings: 303941

OS Grid: SJ243039

Mapcode National: GBR B1.7GNH

Mapcode Global: WH79X.16SP

Entry Name: Boundary Wall of Leighton Estate

Listing Date: 20 March 1998

Last Amended: 20 March 1998

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 19536

Building Class: Domestic

Location: Located approximately 2.0km S of Leighton church. The wall is situated S of Pine Lodge and begins on E side of B4388. At its SE end it continues as a low plinth with railings.

County: Powys

Town: Forden

Community: Forden with Leighton and Trelystan (Ffordun gyda Tre'r-llai a Threlystan)

Community: Forden with Leighton and Trelystan

Locality: Leighton Park

Traditional County: Montgomeryshire

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History

Early 1850s and probably defining the boundary of the Leighton Estate as it existed when John Naylor first acquired it. Naylor, a Liverpool banker, had acquired the Leighton Estate in 1846-47 and embarked on an ambitious programme of building, notably Leighton Hall, church and Leighton Farm, all designed by W.H. Gee and completed by the mid 1850s. Leighton Hall was constructed 1850-56. Naylor continued to extend and improve the Estate until his death in 1889. His grandson, Captain J.M. Naylor, sold Leighton Hall and the Estate in 1931.

Exterior

Boundary wall approximately 250m long in NW-SE orientation which curves southwards at SE end. Rubble stone wall with saddleback coping, interspersed with piers of snecked stone.

Reasons for Listing

The Leighton Estate is an exceptional example of high-Victorian estate development. It is remarkable for the scale and ambition of its conception and planning, the consistency of its design, the extent of its survival, and is the most complete example of its type in Wales. The boundary wall is an important element of this whole ensemble at Leighton.

Other nearby listed buildings

  • II Pine Lodge
    Located approximately 1.9km S of Leighton church at the edge of a woodland plantation.
  • II Former Kennels at Greystones
    Located approximately 1.7km S of Leighton church, on S side of a minor road E of B4388. The kennels stand SE of Greystones and is built against a boundary wall to the E.
  • II The Ivy House
    Located approximately 2.4km S of Leighton church.
  • II Leighton Hall Stables
    Located approximately 1.6km S of Leighton church and situated on the N side of a minor road E of the B4388 Leighton to Forden road. Set diagonally in open ground.
  • II Back Lodge
    Located approximately 1.6km S of Leighton church, on the E side of the B4388 at its junction with a minor road.
  • II Bothy Garden
    Located approximately 0.3km SE of Leighton Hall and on the E side of a track N of Leighton Hall Stables. The N wall is a dividing wall between the garden and The Bothy.
  • II* Poultry House
    Approximately 0.9m SE of Leighton Hall and reached from a minor road E of B4388 from which a short private road leads through a forestry plantation to the cottage and Poultry House.
  • II Moorwood Lodge
    Located approximately 2.1km SSW of Leighton church and reached at the end of a private road W of B4388 at the end of a woodland plantation.

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