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This site has the following component area(s):

Penllergare, formal gardens

Penllergare, walled gardens


Brief description of site

Penllergare is a partially surviving 19th-century Picturesque and Romantic landscape created by John Dillwyn Llewelyn, a nationally important figure in horticulture.

There are numerous contemporary photographs of the site, taken by Llewelyn, who was also a pioneer of photography. Although much of his exotic planting has gone, the structure of his landscaping remains, as do the ruins of his pioneering orchideous house in the walled garden.

Brief history of site

Penllergare was laid out by John Dillwyn Llewelyn between 1833 and 1882.

The house was blown up in 1961, and council offices were subsequently built on its site.

Location information:

Address: Penllergaer, SA4 9GH

Locality: Swansea

Local Authorities:

Swansea; Penllergaer; Penllergaer

Historical County: Glamorgan

OS Landranger Map Sheet Number: 159 Grid Ref: SS623991
Latitude: 51.6737 Longitude: -3.9928


The site is off the M4 at junction 47.

Visitor facilities

Opening contact details:

The site has some areas of public access.

Key information:

Form of site: country estate

Purpose of site: Ornamental

Context or principal building: local government office

Site Style : Picturesque

Site first created: 1833 to 1882

Main period of development: Mid 19th century

Survival: Part: standing remains

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