Pwll-y-Wrach

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Pwllywrach
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Entrance to Pwllywrach
Pwll-y-Wrach is located in Vale of Glamorgan
Pwll-y-Wrach
Location within Vale of Glamorgan
General information
Town or city Near Colwinston, Vale of Glamorgan
Country Wales
Coordinates 51°28′3″N 3°30′33″W / 51.46750°N 3.50917°W / 51.46750; -3.50917

Pwll-y-Wrach or Pwllywrach is a historic manor house to the east of Colwinston, Vale of Glamorgan, south Wales. The house and its Western garden house and Eastern garden house are all listed as Grade II listed buildings in their own right. The novelist Agatha Christie was a frequent visitor to the village and stayed at the house with her daughter Rosalind, son-in-law Hubert, and her only grandchild Matthew;[1] her descendants, the Prichard family, still live at the former manor.[2][3]

The house dates approximately from the 17th century. Points of architectural interest are the fireplace and main staircase in the entrance hall.[4] A "lamb and flag" crest can be seen on the façade of the house.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Laura Thompson, Agatha Christie, Headline, 2007. Accessed 18 October 2013
  2. ^ Gill, Gillian (November 1992). Agatha Christie: The Woman and Her Mysteries. Free Press. p. 178. ISBN 978-0-02-911703-3. Retrieved 15 October 2011. 
  3. ^ Kagan, Andrew (1983). Paul Klee/art & music. Cornell University Press. ISBN 978-0-8014-1500-5. Retrieved 15 October 2011. 
  4. ^ Vale of Glamorgan, County Treasures: Colwinston. Accessed 18 October 2013