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Kinmel Hall, Conwy

Kinmel Hall is a mansion near the village of St. George, close to the coastal town of Abergele, in Conwy county borough, Wales.

The present chateau style house, the third on the site, was designed by W. E. Nesfield in the 1870s, and the adjoining Venetian Gardens were designed by his father, W. A. Nesfield. The adjoining Neo-palladian style stable block is attributed to William Burn, with construction completed in the 1850s

The house is set in walled gardens of around 18 acres (73,000 m2), which are themselves set in grounds of around 5,000 acres.

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  1. I was at Clarendon school 1973-1974. Worked as an assistant matron and biology tutor for a semester. Does anyone know where the PE teacher, Ms Faith Chandler, is? She was very kind to me when I was there. I still have a laminated bookmark with pictures of the school.

  2. VIRGINIA ADAMS

    Happy memories of my time there at Clarendon school.the most beautiful building .it will be good to see it restored to its original state

  3. I was a patient in Kinmel Hall during the last war. We were transferred from Colindale Hospital when it was hit by doddle bug and wards were destroyed. I wonder if there are any other ex patients now still alive and remember the experience.

  4. Fascinating to read about Kinmel Hall. My Mum was a nurse here towards the end of World War 2. She and some other nurses had been sent to Kinmel Hall from Colindale Hospital in London with patients after parts of the hospital had been destroyed by bombing. She met my Dad at a dance in Kinmel Hall when he was a soldier waiting to embark for India.

  5. Kinmel holds many happy memories for numerous people who have visited this incredible country house. Hopefully it will have a new lease of life once again. The restoration of this imposing house, by Edmund David Vince “EDV”, during the eighties saved it from becoming a total ruin, after a devastating fire in 1975, when the hall housed Clarendon School, though the more recent “kitch” decor attributed to the early part of 21st century would do well to be eradicated, post haste, if the beautiful rooms are realise their true potential. Who could have thought “blood red” paint work in the Drawing Room and garish commercial carpets on the floors could ever enhance these gracious rooms, not to mention the cheap chandeliers and even cheaper gold embellishments to the superb plaster ceilings that simply should stand alone as examples of fine craftsmanship? Time only will be the judge of what another change in ownership may bring…..

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