SH7601 : Plas Dolguog Hotel

taken 10 years ago, near to Penegoes, Powys, Great Britain

Plas Dolguog Hotel
Plas Dolguog Hotel
Plas Dolguog is at the end of a narrow winding lane which leaves the Machynlleth road at Felingerrig and is set in 9 acres of grounds, with views over the Dyfi Valley towards the hills. The house is possibly named after a 6th Century leader, Cuog, who owned lands hereabouts.

Llewarch Hen (the Old), ancient prince and bard, is supposed to have lived in a hut at Dolguog in the 7th century. He apparently wrote one of the first poetic addresses in the Welsh language - "To the Cuckoo in Abercuawg".

The current house dates from about 1600. Matthew Herbert lived there in 1609, and there's a date stone still present with 1632 inscribed upon it. The Herberts were a powerful family along the Welsh border country, owning properties at Cherbury and Powis Castle as well as at Dolguog. Francis Herbert and his wife Abigail's initials, circa 1750, can be seen at Dolguog. It is now a country house hotel. (Information from Richard Knight William's website on Machynlleth).
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Date Taken
Thursday, 9 August, 2007   (more nearby)
Submitted
Saturday, 11 August, 2007
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Accommodation > Hotel   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SH 761 017 [100m precision]
WGS84: 52:35.9686N 3:49.8190W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SH 761 016
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