A hint of Italy in Carmarthenshire: part 2

The Italianate  tower of  Pantglas Hall is all that now survives of the main house of what was probably the finest Victorian Estate in Carmarthenshire. The house and also the gardens are Grade II listed. The stable block and a stone bridge have also survived. Decline set in after the house was bought by the Local Authority and used as an asylum. After a relatively minor fire the Council decided not to carry out repairs and subsequently sold the property to a developer in 1972. This owner stripped the house for its valuable materials, demolishing the building except for the tower. The outbuildings and land are now in use in a tourism business with log cabins having been constructed in the grounds of the old hall for accommodation. A  planning application for a vastly expanded holiday resort was made in 2012. This included a huge building which would surround the old tower, but the plans were called ‘bland and disparate’ and have been put on hold, although could be re-submitted anytime.



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