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Rydal Hall 3/7

The formal garden at Rydal Hall was designed in 1909 by Mr Thomas Mawson (1861-1933), and is a splendid example of the work of the leading garden designer of the day, whose work is of national and international renown. The garden is of particular historic interest for the extensive use of exposed aggregate precast concrete, instead of more usual stone, to form the main elements in the design – a very early use of concrete in this way.

Rydal Hall 3/7

The formal garden at Rydal Hall was designed in 1909 by Mr Thomas Mawson (1861-1933), and is a splendid example of the work of the leading garden designer of the day, whose work is of national and international renown. The garden is of particular historic interest for the extensive use of exposed aggregate precast concrete, instead of more usual stone, to form the main elements in the design – a very early use of concrete in this way.

comments (12)

  • Martine
  • France
  • 27 Jun 2018, 01:45
Très jolis bâtiment et jardins.
Brian Walbey: All very grand looking.
  • Chris
  • Not Nowhere
  • 27 Jun 2018, 05:51
This must have been one of the first concrete houses
Brian Walbey: The concrete was used in the garden rather than the house, but up close it is difficult to tell.
A concrete house! I suppose using stucco these days is much simpler, even if less strong?
Brian Walbey: The concrete was used in the garden rather than the house, but up close it is difficult to tell.
  • gutteridge
  • Somewhere in deep space
  • 27 Jun 2018, 08:12
Fine gardens Brian.
Brian Walbey: A nice place to sit and ponder with a lovely outlook over the nearby hills.
  • Lisl
  • England
  • 27 Jun 2018, 08:16
I don't think the house was concrete, was it, Brian?
Brian Walbey: The concrete was used in the garden rather than the house, but up close it is difficult to tell.
Handsome gardens Brian and an interesting note about the use of concrete
Brian Walbey: I hadn't realised about the concrete till I read it on the Internet.
  • Astrid
  • Netherlands
  • 27 Jun 2018, 09:46
That is some serious wonderful garden, Brian. I think they should keep the gardener.
Brian Walbey: A nice place to sit and ponder with a lovely outlook over the nearby hills.
  • Alan
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 27 Jun 2018, 16:52
It's a fine building regardless of its construction.
Brian Walbey: The concrete was used in the garden rather than the house, but up close it is difficult to tell.
a nice display of the Hall from both angles Brian....petersmile
Brian Walbey: I just thought it was a building and garden worthy of being viewed from both angles.
  • Ayush Basu
  • Venlo, Netherlands
  • 27 Jun 2018, 19:09
it certainly sounds all the more remarkable from your mention of concrete at that time, Brian.
Brian Walbey: The concrete was used in the garden rather than the house, but up close it is difficult to tell.
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 27 Jun 2018, 20:47
Precast concrete in 1909 - that would be very interesting. It would also mean someone must have invested in a manufacturing facility ... and whatever followed on that. The whole thing tickles me, as 1909 is very early indeed.
Brian Walbey: The concrete was used in the garden rather than the house, but up close it is difficult to tell.
I think this lovely garden enhances the look of the house, Brian.
Brian Walbey: The two go together very nicely.

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