Bryntysilio, (also known as Braich y Gwynt), Llantysilio, Wales
Record Id: 609
This site is NOT open to public.
Brief description of site
Bryntysilio has a well-preserved, small terraced garden and shrubberies, dating from the mid-19th century.
Brief history of site
The house once belonged to Sir Theodore Martin, the biographer of Prince Albert.
Address: Bryntysilio Outdoor Education Centre, Llangollen, Denbighshire, LL20 8BS
Historical County: Denbighshire
|OS Landranger Map Sheet Number:||125||Grid Ref:||SJ 196435|
Form of site: garden
Purpose of site: Recreational/sport
Context or principal building: education
Main period of development: Mid 19th century
Owner: Walsall Schools Holiday Camp Trust
CADW Register of Landscapes Parks and Gardens of Special Historic Interest in Wales Grade II Reference PGW(C) 20
Bryntysilio Hall is a stuccoed Italianate villa with verandahs. It was bought as a small cottage by the Martins in 1865 and by 1870 had been greatly enlarged.
Designation status: CADW Register of Listed Buildings in Wales Grade II Reference Bryntysilio Hall
External web site link: http://www.bryntysilio.co.uk/
1889: Queen Victoria takes tea at Bryntisilio with her friends the Martins, while she is visiting Llangollen.
1968: Walsall Education Authority purchases Bryntysilio and sets up an outdoor education centre there.
People associated with this site
Owner: Sir Theodore Martin (born 16/09/1816 died 18/08/1909)
Organisations associated with this site
Cadw Role: Designating Authority
The Association of Heads of Outdoor Education Centres Role: Institution
Sources of information
Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Wales, 'Bryntysilio Garden, Llangollen', <http://www.coflein.gov.uk/pls/portal/coflein.w_details?inumlink=6014371> [accessed 1 October 2007]
Cadw and ICOMOS UK, 'Bryntysilio' in Register of Landscapes, Parks and Gardens of Special Historic Interest in Wales: Clwyd (Cardiff: Cadw, 1995), pp. 36-7