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The Baron Hill Estate Abandoned Ruins in Beaumaris

The Baron Hill Estate is off of Wexham Street on Baron Hill in Beaumaris, Isle of Anglesey, Wales.

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The Baron Hill Estate was built in 1618 at the request of the Richard Bulkeley. In 1776, architect Samuel Wyatt re-designed the mansion in a Neo-Palladian style. By World War I, the Bulkeley family moved from the mansion and no longer used it as a permanent residence due to lack of funds to maintain the stately home. The story goes that in 1939 at the outbreak of World War II, the mansion was requisitioned by the government and used as a temporary housing for Polish soldiers. The Polish soldiers found the home too cold and decided to start a fire within the mansion so they would be moved to new housing accommodations. The fire destroyed a large part of the interior and the soldiers were removed from the house but only to tents on the Baron Hill Estate grounds. The mansion was abandoned afterwards and is still to this day.

Baron Hill has been a Grade II Listed Structure since 1950. As of 2014, there is rumor that the Baron Hill Estate may be demolished. Plans were also submitted in 2008 to restore the house and convert it into apartments.

Baron Hill Wales estate abandoned

Where are the abandoned ruins of the Baron Hill Estate located? You can find it with these coordinates. 53.267412,-4.103185.


All images used under Creative Commons License Attribution Non Commercial No Derivs 2.0 Generic. All images by Teeth Grinder / Flickr / tthgrndr.

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