The House from "Morris's Views of Seats," circa 1875.
Built / Designed For: Sir Joseph Bailey
House & Family History: Glanusk was built by Robert Lugar for Sir Joseph Bailey, an ironmaster who derived his fortune from Nantyglo. The ground plan for Glanusk was the same as Maesllwch Castle (also designed by Lugar). The House contained a two-story colonnaded Hall, a Drawing Room with Ionic screens, and an immense Library. After extremely bad treatment during World War II, Glanusk was demolished in 1954.
Collections: Glanusk housed a life-sized marble statue of Wellington, today at Caterham Barracks, and the "Nubian Slave" by Velasquez.
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. 210, 1852.
House Listed: Demolished
Park Listed: Not Listed
Current Seat / Home of: Legge-Bourke family
Past Seat / Home of: Sir Joseph Bailey, 1st Bt., 19th century.
Current Ownership Type: Individual / Family Trust
Primary Current Ownership Use: Private Home
Ownership Details: Outbuildings, including the private chapel, are available to let for weddings, festivals, corporate events, fishing, and filming. Cottages on the Estate are available to let.