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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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Coordinates

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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History

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.

Exterior

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.

Other nearby listed buildings

  • II* Bodorgan
    Located in the heart of private estate grounds at the W side of, and overlooking, the Malltraeth estuary. Formal terraced garden to E. The house lies c. 3.5km SE of Aberffraw and c. 1.5km S of the A4
  • II Dovecote at Bodorgan home farm
    The dovecote lies directly S of the main courtyard range (barn, stables and cartsheds) at Bodorgan Home Farm; c. 50m directly N of the main house at Bodorgan.
  • II Privy block at Bodorgan home farm
    Located immediately north of the main house at Bodorgan, and S of the corn barn at Bodorgan home farm.
  • II Former corn barn and stable range of Bodorgan home farm
    Located immediately north of the main house at Bodorgan, forming the courtyard of the home farm group.
  • II Coach-house range at Bodorgan home farm
    Located immediately north of the main house at Bodorgan. The coach-house range forms the N side of the courtyard of the home farm.
  • II Kennels at Bodorgan home farm
    The kennels lie NW of the main courtyard range (barn, stables and cartsheds) at the NW entrance to Bodorgan Home Farm (to SE of the cartshed); c. 50m directly N of the main house at Bodorgan.
  • II Cattle weigh-house at Bodorgan home farm
    Incorporated within the curtilage wall to the W of the main courtyard of Bodorgan home farm.
  • II Cartshed at Bodorgan home farm
    The cartshed lies NW of the main courtyard range (barn, stables and cartsheds) at the NW entrance to Bodorgan home farm; c. 50m directly N of the main house at Bodorgan.

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