SO1919 : Glanusk: the old mansion in 1951

taken 66 years ago, near to Ffawyddog, Powys, Great Britain

Glanusk: the old mansion in 1951
Glanusk: the old mansion in 1951
Glanusk Park was acquired by Yorkshire ironmaster Joseph Bailey (1783-1858), the son of John Bailey of Wakefield and nephew to Richard Crawshay (d.1810), the "Iron King" of Cyfarthfa iron works. The family made their fortune from industrial South Wales.
In 1826 he commissioned architect Robert Lugar to build this monstrosity of a Victorian-Gothic castle. (It can't have been a very comfortable place to live since the family over-wintered at the nearby Dower House.)
It was requisitioned by the army in WW2 and, owing to the damage done, this place was no longer considered viable subsequently and so it was blown up and destroyed in 1954, the family now making the Dower House their permanent home.
The Glanusk estate remains a huge land owner and the park is used for events, weddings and festivals,in particular The Green Man.
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ceridwen   (find more nearby)
Date Taken
24 June 1951   (more nearby)
Submitted
Thursday, 19 February, 2009
Category
Mansion   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SO 193 195 [100m precision]
WGS84: 51:52.1044N 3:10.3475W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SO 193 196
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SOUTH (about 180 degrees)
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