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Plas Brondanw 2641

Introduction

Plas Brondanw is an early- to mid-20th-century garden created by its owner Clough Williams-Ellis on a sloping site. The architectural design of the garden is influenced by Italian renaissance gardens and features compartments surrounded by topiary hedges and views to the distant mountains framed by axial hedging.

Contact
Features
  • House (featured building)
  • Earliest Date:
Avenue, Topiary, Folly
Visitor Access & Directions

Access Contact Details

The gardens are open daily from 9.30am.

Directions

Plas Brondanw is situated off the A4085 just north of Garreg.
Authorities

Civil Parish

  • Llanfrothen
Designations
  • CADW Register of Landscapes Parks and Gardens of Special Historic Interest in Wales
  • Reference: PGW(Gd)30(GWY)
  • Grade: I
  • National Park
  • Reference: Snowdonia
  • CADW Register of Listed Buildings in Wales
  • Reference: Cottages at rear of house
  • Grade: II
  • CADW Register of Listed Buildings in Wales
  • Reference: Extensive listing in grounds and garden
  • Grade: II
  • CADW Register of Listed Buildings in Wales
  • Reference: Gate piers and overthrow
  • Grade: II
  • CADW Register of Listed Buildings in Wales
  • Reference: Gatehouse
  • Grade: II
History

History

The original mansion at Plas Brondanw dates from the mid-16th century. The house was given to Clough Williams-Ellis by his father in 1908 and he made it his permanent home in 1938. The house was destroyed by fire in the 1950s and restored by Williams-Ellis.

Period

  • Early 20th Century (1901-1932)
Associated People
References

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