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Glynllifon (Plas Glynllifon)

  • Earlier Houses: There were at least three earlier houses on the site of the current house.

    House & Family History: The ancestral home of the lords Newborough, the 102-room Glynllifon has been through a number of uses since the family sold the Estate, including as an office center, accommodation for an agricultural college, and, most recently, as a hotel. In 2013 the company developing the House as a hotel went bankrupt, putting the Estate into the hands of the receivers. The House is said to be haunted by the ghost of Maria Stella, a young bride who came to Glynllifon from Italy in the 18th century to marry the Lord Newborough of the day. Glynllifon was the venue for the prince of Wales's Investiture Ball in 1969.

    Comments: Glynllifon is considered the finest Regency mansion in North Wales.

  • Architect: Edward Haycock Sr.

    Date: Circa 1836-49
    Designed: House and Stables for 3rd Lord Newborough

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  • Title: Biographical Dictionary of British Architects, 1600-1840, A - SOFTBACK
    Author: Colvin, Howard
    Year Published: 1995
    Reference: pg. 481
    Publisher: New Haven: Yale University Press
    ISBN: 0300072074
    Book Type: Softback

    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: Grade I

    Park Listed: Grade I

  • Past Seat / Home of: SEATED AT EARLIER HOUSES: Glynn family, until 1700. SEATED AT CURRENT HOUSE: Thomas John Wynn, 1st Baron Newborough, 18th century; Spencer Bulkeley Wynn, 3rd Baron Newborough, 19th century; Robert Charles Michael Vaughan Wynn, 7th Baron Newborough, 20th century.

    Current Ownership Type: Individual / Family Trust

    Primary Current Ownership Use: Unoccupied

  • House Open to Public: No

    Historic Houses Member: No