Gregynog Hall :: Shared Description

The Gregynog estate has existed since at least the 12th century but in 1913 a huge estate sale saw Gregynog’s farms, cottages and woodlands sold off, many to their tenants.
The Hall was acquired by the Margaret and Gwendoline Davies (granddaughters of David Davies Llandinam) in 1920 to become the headquarters of their enterprise to bring art, music and creative skills to the people of Wales in the aftermath of the First World War. The Grade I listed gardens were described in The Gardener’s Chronicle of 1912 as ‘highly artistic and in complete harmony with the natural surroundings’. They are open to the public for a small fee.
The current Hall was built in the 1840s for Charles Hanbury-Tracy, 1st Baron Sudeley and is one of the earliest examples of a concrete clad building still in existence.
It is now run by the University of Wales and operates as a conference centre as well as hosting the oldest classical music festival in Wales.
Gwasg Gregynog (printing press started by the Davies sisters) still operates from the Hall.
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University of Wales LinkExternal link
Gwas Gregynog Press LinkExternal link
The house LinkExternal link
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SO0897 : The living room at Gregynog by Penny Mayes
SO0897 : Giant ceramic hand sculpture at Gregynog by Penny Mayes
SO0897 : Antiques Roadshow at Gregynog by Penny Mayes
SO0897 : Antiques Roadshow at Gregynog by Penny Mayes
SO0897 : Antiques Roadshow at Gregynog by Penny Mayes
SO0897 : Antiques Roadshow at Gregynog by Penny Mayes
SO0897 : Carved panels in the Blayney room at Gregynog by Penny Mayes
SO0897 : Title page from a Gregynog Press edition of Aesop's Fables by Penny Mayes
SO0897 : Redwoods at Gregynog Hall by Penny Mayes
SO0897 : Giant ceramic hand sculpture at Gregynog by Penny Mayes
SO0897 : Carved panels in the Blayney room at Gregynog by Penny Mayes
SO0897 : Antiques Roadshow at Gregynog by Penny Mayes
SO0897 : Giant ceramic hand sculpture at Gregynog by Penny Mayes
SO0897 : Formal flower bed at Gregynog Hall by Penny Mayes
SO0897 : Library at Gregynog by Penny Mayes
SO0897 : Antiques Roadshow at Gregynog by Penny Mayes
SO0897 : The library at Gregynog by Penny Mayes
SO0897 : Printing press at Gregynog by Penny Mayes
SO0897 : Bridge in the grounds of Gregynog Hall by Penny Mayes
SO0897 : Carved panels in the Blayney room at Gregynog by Penny Mayes
SO0897 : Antiques Roadshow at Gregynog by Penny Mayes
SO0897 : Carved panels in the Blayney room at Gregynog by Penny Mayes
SO0897 : Decorative chest at Gregynog by Penny Mayes
SO0897 : Antiques Roadshow at Gregynog by Penny Mayes
SO0897 : Antiques Roadshow at Gregynog by Penny Mayes

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Created: Tue, 8 Jan 2013, Updated: Fri, 28 Dec 2018

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