Silia 2981

Presteigne, Wales

Brief Description

Silia comprises a late-19th-century arboretum situated west of the early-20th-century house, gardens and small park. The arboretum is owned by the Woodland Trust and open to the public, while the house and gardens are privately owned. The arboretum contains fine specimen trees, particularly conifers. Connections with the Banks family of nearby Hergest Croft, Herefordshire, probably influenced some of the planting.

History

The semi-natural woodland on the site was developed into ornamental woodland around 1860.

Features
  • House (featured building)
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Access & Directions

Directions

Silia is situated about half a mile from the centre of Presteigne along the Slough Road. The part of the site that is open to the public is accessed along a track that connects the Slough Road with the wood.
Authorities

Civil Parish

  • Presteigne
Contact

Telephone

01476 581111

Official Website

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Other websites

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