SH6071 : The grounds of Penrhyn Castle

taken 22 years ago, near to Llandegai, Gwynedd, Great Britain

The grounds of Penrhyn Castle
The grounds of Penrhyn Castle
Looking south on the west side of Penrhyn Castle.
Penrhyn Castle
Built between 1822 and 1837 for George Hay Dawkins-Pennant who had inerited the estate, including the previous much smaller castle on the site, on the death of his second cousin, Richard Pennant, whose fortune had been made from Jamaican sugar plantations and local slate quarries. It was designed by Thomas Hopper in mock Norman form, with solid walls and rounded windows and doorways.

In 1951 it was passed to the Treasury in lieu of death duties, which in turn passed it to the National Trust.

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SH6071, 146 images   (more nearby )
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Date Taken
Sunday, 27 July, 1997   (more nearby)
Submitted
Wednesday, 18 January, 2017
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts 
Place (from Tags)
Penrhyn Castle 
County (from Tags)
Gwynedd 
Country (from Tags)
Wales 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SH 6018 7185 [10m precision]
WGS84: 53:13.5143N 4:5.7526W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SH 6017 7191
View Direction
SOUTH (about 180 degrees)
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Castle  Castle Grounds  National Trust Property  National Trust Land 

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