Penllergare, (also known as Penllegaer), Swansea, Wales
Record Id: 2597
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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.
Address: Penllergaer, SA4 9GH
Swansea; Penllergaer; Penllergaer
Historical County: Glamorgan
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The site is off the M4 at junction 47.
Opening contact details:
The site has some areas of public access.
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