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MARGAM CASTLE

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NPRN 19291

Map Reference SS88NW

Grid Reference SS80508628

Unitary (Local) Authority Neath, Port Talbot

Old County Glamorgan

Community Margam

Type of Site MANSION

Broad Class DOMESTIC

Period Post Medieval

Site Description 1. 1827-30. Architect Thomas Hopper. Tudor Gothic Style.

2. Built in Tudor Gothic style in 1830-1840 by Thomas Hopper for Christopher Rice Mansel Talbot. Margam Castle was built of Pyle ashlar stone and arranged around three courtyards, it has two main storeys with a gabled third storey. A dramatic octagonal tower with attached stair turret rises two storeys above the main house. The main entrance is a Gothic, two storey gabled porch. The house was extensively damaged by fire in 1977, restoration work has been undertaken and parts of the house are in use.(source: Cadw, Glamorgan Parks & Gardens Register part 1) 2003.04.08/RCAHMW/SLE

RCAHMW AP955060/69

Associated with:
Park/gardens (Nprn265727).

[Additional:] The mansion was not included among the selection of post-1750 houses in RCAHMW's Inventory volume, Glamorgan: The Greater Houses, although there are useful references in relation to Penrice Castle (p. 295a) and Margam Orangery (p. 326a). For a detailed architectural account description, see the list description, and also the appreciation by John Newman, The Buildings of Wales: Glamorgan (2005), pp. 430-1. (R.F. Suggett//RCAHMW/April 2006.

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