SH7961 : Gwydir Castle B5106 Llanrwst

taken 6 years ago, near to Llanrwst, Conwy, Great Britain

Gwydir Castle B5106 Llanrwst
Gwydir Castle B5106 Llanrwst
The first recorded owners of Gwydir were the Coetmores in the 14th century. The castle was probably destroyed around 1470 by the Earl of Pembroke who lay waste to the whole of Nantconwy. It was rebuilt around 1490-1500 by Meredith ap Ieuan. Originally a Solar Tower and Hall block, Gwydir acquired additions in the 1540s and was given a porch and gardens in the 1590s. Further additions were made around 1828 to designs by Sir Charles Barry. In 1922 a fire broke out and gutted the Solar Tower leaving it roofless. A subsequent fire in the West Wing made the place untenable, and it was abandoned, remaining unoccupied until 1944. In this year it was bought by Arthur Clegg, a retired bank manager, who, together with his wife and son, started a 20 year programme of renovation. Peter Welford and Judy Corbett bought Gwydir Castle in 1994 and started a restoration project. In July 1998, HRH The Prince of Wales opened the newly reinstated 1640s Dining Room, the panelling and carving of which was recovered from the Metropolitan Museum in New York in 1996 who had inherited it from William Randolph Hearst who had bought it at auction in 1921.

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Date Taken
Tuesday, 21 June, 2011   (more nearby)
Submitted
Thursday, 19 September, 2013
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts  Housing, Dwellings 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SH 7958 6103 [10m precision]
WGS84: 53:7.9670N 3:48.0821W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SH 7958 6105
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