Marchwiel Hall

Marchwiel Hall is a Grade II listed building in the village of Marchwiel, Wrexham County Borough in North Wales.

HistoryEdit

Marchwiel Hall was a seat of the Broughton family[1] and by 1837 was occupied by Townshend Mainwaring, who then moved to Galltfaenan Hall on his marriage.[2] The current 1840s-built country house has five main reception rooms, a ballroom, and 12 bedrooms, with adjoining stables and outbuildings set on 150 acres (61 ha) of estate grounds.[3] In 1883, its then owner, civil engineer Benjamin Piercy laid out a cricket ground. In 1913, Sir Alfred McAlpine bought the property. Home to the Marchwiel and Wrexham Cricket Club, Alfred developed it as "one of the most picturesque settings for playing the game in the country".[4]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Marchwiail, Denbighshire". Vision of Britain. Retrieved 9 March 2013.
  2. ^ "Gallfaenan MSS". Denbighshire Record Office. Retrieved 3 January 2019.
  3. ^ "Historic Marchwiel Hall on the market for £2.5m". BBC Wales. 9 July 2010. Retrieved 10 November 2012.
  4. ^ "Alfred David McAlpine". Cricket Archive. Retrieved 10 November 2012.

Coordinates: 53°01′30″N 2°58′45″W / 53.0250°N 2.9792°W / 53.0250; -2.9792