Miskin Manor

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Miskin Manor
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Miskin Manor is located in Wales
Miskin Manor
Location within Wales
General information
Location Miskin, Wales, United Kingdom
Coordinates 51°30′48″N 3°21′37″W / 51.51333°N 3.36028°W / 51.51333; -3.36028

Miskin Manor is a Victorian manor house built in 1864 in a Tudor style, situated in the village of Miskin in Rhondda Cynon Taf, south Wales.[1] The estate was owned by the Williams family including Rhys Rhys-Williams for many years who were descended from the Welsh bard David Williams. Today the manor is used as a hotel and venue for wedding receptions.

History[edit]

Miskin Manor was built in 1864 to the design of David Vaughan, but additions have been made throughout its history.[2] The earliest building on the site is thought to have been a service range, perhaps 17th century, to which the manor was built.[2] In 1923 the manor house was partly consumed by fire which destroyed the south wing.[3] In 1940 the manor house was taken over by the Red Cross and used as a convalescent home.[4] Lady Williams was commandant of the Red Cross Hospital there and continued to occupy part of the building, giving the manor as her home address when writing to The Times in 1943.[5] The manor was then passed from the Red Cross to the local health authority in 1948 for continued use as a hospital.[4] This arrangement later caused Sir Rhys some distress in old age and he lodged a formal protest at the actions of the Pontypridd and Rhondda Hospital Committee, claiming they had deprived him of the use of the house for six years and had paid only the sum £1 4s in rent during this period. Sir Rhys alleged that the hospital committee were now refusing to buy the house, having previously agreed to do.[4] However the hospital was expensive to run and the Hospital Management Committee gave notice they were going to close it[6] and that it was not economic to buy the manor.[7] Lady Williams continued to occupy the manor after her husband's death in 1955.[8]

Sir Rhys served as the first President of Llantrisant and Pontyclun Golf Club, formed in 1927.

Today the manor is run as a hotel and commonly used for wedding receptions.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.miskin-manor.co.uk/index.php
  2. ^ a b Newman, John (1995). Glamorgan. London: Penguin Group. p. 450. ISBN 0-14-071056-6. 
  3. ^ The Times, 3 December 1923
  4. ^ a b c The Times, 1 November 1954
  5. ^ The Times, 21 January 1943
  6. ^ The Times, 29 November 1954
  7. ^ The Times, 1 January 1955
  8. ^ The Times, 29 August 1956

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