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Brogyntyn Hall (Porkington Hall)

  • Built / Designed For: William Owen

    House & Family History: During World War II Brogyntyn was used as a telecommunications hub by the Post Office (today's BT). The house was in a bad state of repair when it was listed for sale in 2001. In the 2020s the house was restored for use a single family home.

  • Architect: Francis Smith

    Date: 1734-36
    Designed: House for William Owen

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    Architect: Benjamin Gummow

    Date: 1814-15
    Designed: Portico and other alterations for William Gore

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  • John Bernard (J.B.) Burke, published under the title of A Visitation of the Seats and Arms of the Noblemen and Gentlemen of Great Britain and Ireland, among other titles: Vol. I, p. 83, 1852.

    John Preston (J.P.) Neale, published under the title of Views of the Seats of Noblemen and Gentlemen in England, Wales, Scotland, and Ireland, among other titles: Vol. III, 1820.

  • Title: Georgian Group Annual Report
    Author: NA
    Year Published: NA
    Reference: 2001, pg. 7
    Publisher: London: The Georgian Group
    ISBN: NA
    Book Type: Light Softback

    Title: Burke's & Savills Guide to Country Houses, Volume II: Herefordshire, Shropshire, Warwickshire, Worcestershire
    Author: Reid, Peter
    Year Published: 1980
    Publisher: London: Burke's Peerage
    ISBN: 0850110319
    Book Type: Hardback

  • House Listed: Grade II*

    Park Listed: Grade II

  • Past Seat / Home of: William Owen, 18th century. William Gore, early 19th century; John Ralph Ormsby-Gore, 1st Baron Harlech, until 1876; William Richard Ormsby-Gore, 2nd Baron Harlech, 1876-1904; George Ralph Charles Ormsby-Gore, 3rd Baron Harlech, 1904-38; William George Arthur Ormsby-Gore, 4th Baron Harlech, 1938-64; David Ormsby-Gore, 5th Baron Harlech, 1964-85; Francis David Ormsby-Gore, 6th Baron Harlech, 1985-2000.

    Current Ownership Type: Individual / Family Trust

    Primary Current Ownership Use: Unoccupied

  • House Open to Public: No

    Historic Houses Member: No


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