SJ2141 : Plas Newydd - house and font

taken 3 years ago, near to Llangollen, Denbighshire/Sir Ddinbych, Great Britain

Plas Newydd - house and font
Plas Newydd - house and font
The main house (see shared description) and in front of it, what is described by CADW as an "Octagonal stone medieval font (C14?) probably removed from a local ecclesiastical site for the Ladies of Llangollen, ca 1800." The font is separately listed grade 2 (CADW reference 1130).
Plas Newydd, Llangollen
Plas Newydd is a half-timbered house, 18th century or earlier, in extensive grounds on the hillside to the south of Llangollen. It is known for its carved woodwork, which covers every available surface of the interior of the house. The woodwork was collected by the so-called "Ladies of Llangollen", Lady Eleanor Butler and Sarah Ponsonby, in the late 18th century. These two inseparable friends set up home here in the late 18th century and received visitors for all walks of society. There has much been speculation over whether their relationship was platonic or sexual, but what matters is the heritage they left behind.

The main building is listed grade II* (CADW reference 1127) and there are several separately listed structures in the grounds. The house is open to the public on payment of a fee; there is also a cafe.
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Date Taken
Wednesday, 24 May, 2017   (more nearby)
Submitted
Thursday, 26 October, 2017
Geographical Context
Country estates 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 2181 4168 [10m precision]
WGS84: 52:58.0054N 3:9.9382W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 2181 4168
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