DiCamillo Companion
Wales

Glanusk Park

  • 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.

  • Architect: Robert Lugar

    Date: 1825-35
    Designed: House for Sir Joseph Bailey

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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. 210, 1852.

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

  • House Listed: Demolished

    Park Listed: Not Listed

  • "The Lady of Glanusk" (BBC TV).
  • 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.

  • House Open to Public: Grounds Only

    Phone: 01873-810-414

    Fax: 01873-811-385

    Email: info@glanuskestate.com

    Website: http://www.glanuskestate.com

    Historic Houses Member: No