House & Family History: Ranging from the 13th to the 19th centuries, Coldbrook was a house of many elements and was noted for its fine interiors. Major Hanbury purchased the Coldbrook Estate in 1720; his son, Sir Charles Hanbury-Williams, diplomat and wit, began a major remodeling in 1746, probably to his own design. Circa 1888 there was a major dispersal of the contents; in 1889 Lady Llonver purchased the estate. Coldbrook House was lived in until circa 1930; in 1954 it was sold for scrap, but, before complete demolition could begin the façade collapsed under its own weight.
Collections: Contents sold in 1888.
House Listed: Demolished
Park Listed: Destroyed
Past Seat / Home of: Herbert family, until 1709. Major Hanbury, 18th century; Sir Charles Hanbury-Williams, 18th century. Lady Llanover, 19th century.
Current Ownership Type: Demolished
Primary Current Ownership Use: Demolished
House Open to Public: No
Historic Houses Member: No