Bailey Hill, Scheduled Ancient Monument

Location: Mold, North Wales
Client: Flintshire County Council
Date: 2011 and 2014
Value: n/a

Bailey Hill is the site of a Norman Castle in the historic market town of Mold in Flintshire.  Bailey Hill is a Scheduled Ancient Monument, lying within a Conservation Area, which includes a number of Listed Buildings and is an important park in the heart of the town.  Dense tree cover, a gradual diminution in the parks recreational facilities and a decline in the condition of the park infrastructure have combined to make Bailey Hill less appealing than it once was.

HDD were appointed by Flintshire County Council to prepare a masterplan for the site and write an Outline Conservation Statement and Management Plan.

The project included undertaking an extensive public consultation exercise and co-ordinating a stakeholder steering group including CADW, Clwyd-Powys Archaeological Trust, Mold Town Council, Cittaslow and Mold Civic Society.

HDD directly commissioned and managed numerous surveys including topographical, arboricultural, and ecological surveys for incorporation in the Conservation Plan.

Flintshire County Council are planning to submit a Heritage Lottery Fund application (HLF) application for Bailey Hill in the future.