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UK Brogyntyn Hall, 'House of Tears.' April 2017

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Its been a long time since I posted a report, so here is my first of 2017. I hope you're all doing well. 

History (wiki)
 

It was a residence of members of the princely dynasty of the Welsh kingdom of Powys and one of the taî'r uchelwyr (houses of the gentry) in late medieval Wales. It subsequently came into the possession of the Ormsby-Gore family (Lord Harlech). Its English correspondent is sometimes given as Porkington. A manuscript known to have been in the possession of Brogyntyn in 1574 was a copy of the Hanes Gruf(f)udd ab Cynan. The house itself is of brick dating from circa 1730 refaced and much added to between 1813–20 by the architect Benjamin Gummow.[3] It is noted for a portico of four giant unfluted Ionic columns with scrolls and pediment. Outside can be seen an arch with 2 pairs of unfluted Ionic columns. In the entrance hall survives an elaborately carved fireplace dated 1617.

Brogyntyn Hall and its 1,445-acre estate, was sold by the 6th and present Baron Harlech in 2001 for less than £5m to a local developer, who divided up the estate, and investigated the potential for a retirement community development in and around the Hall.[4][5] However, the Hall and 234 acres went up for sale for £5m in December 2013.[6]




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Great use of the light  there, some beautiful shots. Is there entry at ground level now or just the first floor? Apologies if I shouldn't ask in the comments.

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On 26 April 2017 at 2:34 AM, urbexpm said:

Great use of the light  there, some beautiful shots. Is there entry at ground level now or just the first floor? Apologies if I shouldn't ask in the comments.

 

Yeah best discussed via PM cheers :thumb 

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Good to see this pop up again, amazes me they still haven't done anything with it yet. Such an amazing property going to waste :( 

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On 2017-4-24 at 5:35 PM, Gothicangel said:

Are they not demolishing some of this hall?

 

Yeah the plans have been approved to demolish the east wing, or in other words the less interesting bit. 

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