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A hint of Italy in Carmarthenshire: part 1

Gellideg is an Italianate mansion not far from Carmarthen in West Wales. The life of this house was a really short one, as it lasted only 100 years before the owners found the house too costly to maintain, so they … Continue reading

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Blaenblodau Hall

Blaenblodau Hall sits on a wooded site in Cardiganshire, well hidden from the road yet with much natural sunlight reaching it. Stone walls with ornate gates surround it. It is a good size house that has not been left empty … Continue reading

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Baron Hill (Part 2: The Mansion)

I stood looking at the huge ruined mansion of Baron Hill. That was being taken over by ivy. I made my way over to the doorway and stood peering in, looking at the small fragments of plasterwork that remained in … Continue reading

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The Entrance into Edwinsford

The entrance hallway at Edwinsford is now a complete shell; a contrast from when I first visited the house in the early 2000’s. Back then this room was full of saplings and it was difficult to move around the room. … Continue reading

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Baron Hill (Part 1: Gatehouse & Gardens)

I made my way from mainland North Wales, over the bridge to Angelsey and towards my destination; the colossal neo-Palladian mansion of Baron Hill.  Before getting anywhere near the main house I passed its first gate house, which is not … Continue reading

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Plas Gwynfryn

Less than a year after I made my visit to Plas Gwynfryn I stumbled upon a photo on the internet showing the recent collapse of part on the front facade on the house. I could not help but think that … Continue reading

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Too late for Gwylfa Hiraethog

Gwylfa Hiraethog sits high on the Denbigh Moors and was once a hunting lodge for its rich owner. The house is now completely ruined. It pains me to say this, but it is completely beyond repair. A few walls remain, … Continue reading

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