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Ha-ha at the E end of the E Garden

A Grade II Listed Building in Chirk, Wrexham

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Latitude: 52.9349 / 52°56'5"N

Longitude: -3.0851 / 3°5'6"W

OS Eastings: 327167

OS Northings: 338050

OS Grid: SJ271380

Mapcode National: GBR 72.M143

Mapcode Global: WH78C.LH4D

Entry Name: Ha-ha at the E end of the E Garden

Listing Date: 29 July 1998

Last Amended: 29 July 1998

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 20247

Building Class: Gardens, Parks and Urban Spaces

Location: The ha-ha extends across the E end, of the E gardens, extending from the N side of Pleasure Ground Wood to the S junction with Garden Wood.

County: Wrexham

Town: Wrexham

Community: Chirk (Y Waun)

Community: Chirk

Locality: Chirk Castle

Traditional County: Denbighshire

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The ha-ha was constructed in 1761-2 as part of the landscaping of the grounds of the castle by William Emes in the less formal C18 taste, replacing the iron boundary gates and screen, shown on the Thomas Badeslade engraving of 1742.


The ha-ha consists of a stone wall approximately 2.2m high the top set flush with the lower E lawn, the outer ditch rising to a counterscarp bank in the adjoining fields.

Reasons for Listing

Included as an important feature of the C18 landscaping of the grounds.

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