Etymology[ edit ] The name "Wepre" is thought to be from the Welsh for 'Gwy' and 'Bre' or 'Gwybre' as it was once perhaps known, translated into English as 'Water Hill', although the name 'Wepre' has changed many times over the last 8 centuries. Fro owned by St. Werburgh's Abbey in Chesterthe estate was sub-leased to a local merchant.
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The castle, which was one of the last fortifications to be built by the sovereign Princes of Waleswas abandoned at the beginning of the invasion of Wales by Edward I in Facilities[ edit ] The park contains a visitor centre, large children's playground, outdoor gymfootball pitches, fishing ponds, woodland walking, nature trails, toilets and recreation area.
Werburgh's Abbey in Chesterthe estate was sub-leased to a local merchant. After he died in debt inhis son Major Trevor Owen Jones sold off his other holdings, but retained the lookingg of the Wepre estate.
Post World War Ithe estate was broken up, with the farms sold off and eventually redeveloped from post World War II as modern housing estates, e. It overlooks the junction of two streams with higher ground to the south. Latterly owned by Bishop Owen of St. The castle is located on a steeply-sloped promontory within a forested valley.
The estate was acquired in by lead mine owner Edward Jones from Holywellwho demolished and rebuilt Wepre Hall in a Georgian -style.
Red rocks[ edit ] Red Rocks - sandstone outcrop Red rocks are a visible and striking feature of the park, with much of Ewloe Castle built from it. Today the original cellars of the hall still exist beneath the Wepre Park Visitors Centre. In he commissioned Wepre Mill, a corn mill consisting of three stones powered by a 20 feet 6.
Inthe residual Wepre Hall estate was acquired by the local council, and the abandoned house demolished. Asaphit became part of the estates of the Fitz-Roberts family when his daughter married into the family. Then owned by St. The castle is a 1km walk from the visitor centre and free to enter.
Red rocks also often indicate the presence of coal and Wepre Park has many small surface pits, dug by hand before the heavy machinery of swloe Industrial Revolution was invented. The rocks have a distinctive red colour, because of the iron content of the sandstone in this region.
Much of the iron in the original sands and gravels has rusted in the warm and wet tropical conditions of prehistoric Wales. Parkrun[ edit ] A hilly trail parkrun takes place in the park every Saturday morning, the 5 km run passes the waterfall and Rosie Pool and ends outside the visitor centre. As part of the English Civil Warduring the siege of Chester the hall was commandeered by a royalist commander of a battery of artillery.
The Welsh ufn Ewloe on high ground standing near the Chester road, it maintained a strategic position near the Wales—England border. The park is popular with dog walkers and includes free car parking.
Etymology[ edit ] The name "Wepre" is thought to be from the Welsh for 'Gwy' and 'Bre' or 'Gwybre' as it was once perhaps known, translated into English as 'Water Hill', although the name 'Wepre' has changed many times over the last 8 centuries.