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Hawarden Castle, Hawarden

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Map ReferenceSJ36NW
Grid ReferenceSJ3217065440
Unitary (Local) AuthorityFlintshire
Old CountyFlintshire
PeriodPost Medieval

Hawarden Castle is an 18th century mansion that takes its name from a ruined castle in its grounds, Hawarden Old Castle. The new house made of brick with a stone dressing, had two side pavillions and a main block of 3 storeys, 7 bays and 3 bay pediment. This forms the main part of the present building. 1809-1810: Thomas Candy transformed the exterior with mullion windows, labels and battlements. He raised the south front, created mock machicolations and a circular turret to the south west corner. Notably, Candy made the gothic style library. By the 1860's the house was the family home of Gladestone, reflecting this Gladestone's study the "Temple of Peace", was built by George Shaw.

(Hubbard, Edwards. 1986. The Buildings of Wales: Clwyd (Denbighshire and Flintshire). Penguin Books.)