DiCamillo Companion

Garth Hall

  • Earlier Houses: There was an early 18th century brick house on, or near, the site of the 19th century house.

    Built / Designed For: The Rev. Richard Mytton

    House & Family History: The Rev. Mytton spent around £100,000 to build Garth (approximately £90 million in 2019 values using the labour value commodity index), which virtually bankrupted the family and ensured that the house would never have the resources to maintain it.

    Comments: Thomas Lloyd called Garth Hall the "Most eccentric of all Welsh houses," citing it as a stylistic mixture of ecclesiastical styles, including elements from St. George's Chapel, Windsor, Ely Cathedral, and Strawberry Hill House.

  • Architect: John Claudius Loudon

    Date: 1809-11
    Designed: Second house for The Rev. Richard Mytton

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  • Title: Lost Houses of Wales, The
    Author: Lloyd, Thomas
    Year Published: 1989
    Reference: pg. 38
    Publisher: London: SAVE Britain's Heritage
    ISBN: 0905978277
    Book Type: Softback

  • House Listed: Demolished

    Park Listed: Not Listed

  • Past Seat / Home of: SEATED AT FIRST HOUSE: Richard Mytton, 18th century. SEATED AT SECOND HOUSE: The Rev. Richard Mytton, 19th century; Mytton family here until 1939.

    Current Ownership Type: Demolished

    Primary Current Ownership Use: Demolished

  • House Open to Public: No

    Historic Houses Member: No