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Pool Parc, near Ruthin, dates back to the 16th Century when it was home to the Salesbury family and the manor house was rebuilt for William Bagot, 2nd Baron Bagot, in the 1820s. It was apparently lost in a bet by the Bagot family and it was later sold to the District Health Authority, becoming a convalescent home and then an asylum, used as an overspill for North Wales Hospital in Denbigh before closing in 1989. Have also found an old pic of what it looked like in better times It is very dark inside and if you are doing the upper floors take a good torch as someone has removed the odd tread in the temporary staircase
3rd time lucky for me here! 1st attempt was a sat nav fail! 2nd attempt and access was sealed! Massively impressive house overlooking a similarly massive and impressive river... ...Manoir aux Statues... ... As always... Ta for takin' a butchers!
More Chateaux than Manoir really (its a big un!), I visited this ridiculously photogenic derp on a solo mooch round Belgium back in November... Come and have gander at... ...Manoir aux Portraits... ... ... ... ... As always... Thanks for looking in!