DiCamillo Companion

Vaynol Hall (Vaynol Park)

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

    House & Family History: In May of 1902, the prince and princess of Wales, later King George V and Queen Mary, stayed at Vaynol Hall as guests of the Assheton-Smiths. Vaynol House was sold in 1984, together with 1,063 acres.

    Collections: Furniture from Vaynol Hall was sold at Sotheby's on March 8, 1985.

  • Garden & Outbuildings: In the early 20th century the Vaynol Estte stood at 36,000 acres. Today the former Estate has been divided up and sold into separate ownership; the National Trust today owns much of the former Estate. The Park has been the setting for Bryn Terfel's Faenol Festival since 2000.

  • Title: Disintegration of a Heritage: Country Houses and their Collections, 1979-1992, The
    Author: Sayer, Michael
    Year Published: 1993
    Publisher: Norfolk: Michael Russell (Publishing)
    ISBN: 0859551970
    Book Type: Hardback

  • House Listed: Grade I

    Park Listed: Not Listed

  • Past Seat / Home of: SEATED AT EARLIER HOUSE: Sir William Williams, 17th century. John Smith, early 18th century; Thomas Assheton-Smith, mid-18th century. SEATED AT CURRENT HOUSE: Sir Robert George Vivian Duff, 2nd Bt., 19th-20th centuries; Sir Michael Duff, late 20th century; Duff family here from the early 19th century until 1984.

    Current Ownership Type: Individual / Family Trust

    Primary Current Ownership Use: Private Home

  • House Open to Public: No

    Historic Houses Member: No