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Garden terrace and water feature in front of Bodorgan Hall

A Grade II Listed Building in Bodorgan, Isle of Anglesey

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Latitude: 53.1788 / 53°10'43"N

Longitude: -4.4162 / 4°24'58"W

OS Eastings: 238624

OS Northings: 367360

OS Grid: SH386673

Mapcode National: GBR 5B.3MPR

Mapcode Global: WH435.4C9D

Entry Name: Garden terrace and water feature in front of Bodorgan Hall

Listing Date: 3 September 1998

Last Amended: 3 September 1998

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 20413

Building Class: Gardens, Parks and Urban Spaces

Location: Formal terraced garden to the E of, and overlooked by, Bodorgan Hall, set above the deer park and with views over the Malltraeth estuary.

County: Isle of Anglesey

Community: Bodorgan

Community: Bodorgan

Traditional County: Anglesey

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Formal terraced garden, constructed c.1830, during a period of improvements to Bodorgan for Owen Fuller Meyrick. During this period the main entrance to the house was moved from the centre of the bow on the SE side to the NE side. Two wings of soft yellow sandstone built; one an orangery, the other an aviary. The balustered terraced garden replaced the old driveway to the house, and a second, smaller garden was laid out in front of the SW wing.

Bodorgan was one of a number of townships from which the Bishop of Bangor derived his income, and is first recorded in 1306. The estate forms the Anglesey seat of the Meyrick family, whose ancestors were tenants from late C14, the surname first documented in 1537. The estate expanded greatly from the early C18 onwards, and by late C19 was the largest on the island.


Semicircular balustraded terrace with central water feature; Limestone walls, square piers with raised panels, interspersed with shaped balusters, under a moulded cornice. In front of the bowed front of the main house is a water feature with fountain set in a domed recess with radiating decoration in relief; flanking stairs to lower terrace. Low terrace walls supporting balustrading continue along the front of the house to either side of this central feature, bounding the entrance court and the SW garden.

Reasons for Listing

Listed as a significant, defining element in the formal gardens which are an integral part of the mansion house at Bodorgan. The garden dates from a significant period of alterations and additions to the house by Owen Fuller Meyrick c1830.

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