DiCamillo Companion

Sealyham House (Sealy Ham)

  • Earlier Houses: There was almost certainly at least one earlier house on, or near, the site of the current house.

    House & Family History: The Sealyham Terrier (see "Images" section) is a rare Welsh breed of terrier noted for its rough coated white body and its enthusiasm as a hunter of small game and vermin. The small-to-medium-sized terrier was developed as a working dog between 1850 and 1891 by Captain John Edwardes at Sealyham House. After World War I the breed became very popular when it was adopted by Hollywood movie stars and became the "it" breed in the 1920s. By the early 21st century the Sealyham Terrier's numbers had dropped drastically; it is currently listed as a Vulnerable Native Breed by the Kennel Club (UK).

  • Garden & Outbuildings: Circa 1910 part of the estate was sold to Pembrokeshire County Council.

  • House Listed: Grade II

    Park Listed: Not Listed

  • Past Seat / Home of: SEATED AT EARLIER HOUSES: Thomas Tucker, 14th century. SEATED AT CURRENT HOUSE: John Owen Edwardes, 18th century; William Edwardes, until 1825; William Tucker-Edwardes, 1825-58; John Owen Tucker-Edwardes, 1858-91; Owen Tucker-Edwardes, 1891-93; Charles Gustaves Whittaker Edwardes, 1893-1902.

    Current Ownership Type: Corporation

    Primary Current Ownership Use: Training Center

    Ownership Details: Today Sealyham Active Learning Centre

  • House Open to Public: By Appointment

    Phone: 01235-467-304

    Email: [email protected]

    Website: https://activelearningcentres.co.uk/

    Historic Houses Member: No