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Brynkinalt (Brynkinallt Hall) (Bryn Kinillt) (Bryncunallt)

  • Built / Designed For: William Mostyn

    House & Family History: One of the greatest of all Welsh families, the Hill-Trevor family were first recorded at Brynkinalt in 942! Their house is located just over the border into the Principality from Shropshire in a ravishingly beautiful situation looking out over the valley of the River Ceriog. Today the handsome main block of the house represents a rebuilding of the ancient mansion in brick under the aegis of Sir Edward Trevor in 1612. The paneled Entrance Hall still remains redolent of his time and is hung with countless family portraits, including that of Sir John Trevor (1637-1717), speaker of the House of Commons. Sir John's daughter, Anne, provided the family's connection with the viscounts Dungannon, who lived at Brynkinalt through the turn of the 18th and 19th centuries. Charlotte, Viscountess Dungannon, was herself largely responsible for the large-scale rebuildings of the House in the early 19th century. These works, probably assisted by the Shrewsbury architect Joseph Bromfield, gave Brynkinalt its large columned and galleried Great Hall, together with a sequence of elegant Regency reception rooms. Her Conservatory, perched on a terrace above the Park, which closes the end of the enfilade of drawing rooms, is especially effective, linking the mansion with the romantic Park that she, too, embellished with follies and plantings. Today Brynkinalt is home of The Hon. Iain Hill-Trevor, his wife Kate, and their children and is the well cared-for hub of one of the most dynamic British estates. (We are most grateful to Gareth Williams for this history of Brynkinalt).

    Collections: Pieter Bruegel the Younger's "Adoration of the Magi" was sold by Christie's on July 9, 1982.

  • Architect: Joseph Bromfield

    Date: 1808
    Designed: Alterations and additions to House for Charlotte, Viscountess Dungannon.
    (Attribution of this work is uncertain)
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  • Title: Debrett's Peerage and Baronetage, 1990
    Author: Kidd, Charles; Williamson, David (Editors)
    Year Published: 1990
    Reference: pg. P 1213
    Publisher: London: Debrett's Peerage Limited (New York: St. Martin's Press, Inc.)
    ISBN: 0312046405
    Book Type: Hardback

    Title: Disintegration of a Heritage: Country Houses and their Collections, 1979-1992, The
    Author: Sayer, Michael
    Year Published: 1993
    Publisher: Norfolk: Michael Russell (Publishing)
    ISBN: 0859551970
    Book Type: Hardback

  • House Listed: Grade II*

    Park Listed: Not Listed

  • Seat of: The Hon. Iain Hill-Trevor; Hill-Trevor family here since 942.

    Past Seat of: Sir Edward Trevor, 17th century; Arthur Hill-Trevor, 1st Viscount Dungannon, 18th century.

    Current Ownership Type: Individual / Family Trust

    Primary Current Ownership Use: Private Home

    Ownership Details: Available for functions and conferences.

  • House Open to Public: By Appointment

    Phone: 01691-773-425

    Email: info@brynkinalt.co.uk

    Website: http://www.brynkinalt.co.uk

    Historic Houses Member: No