Scolton Manor is a Victorian country house and country park located in Pembrokeshire, West Wales northeast of Haverfordwest and on the borders of the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park. Built as a home, it is now a museum and is a Grade II* listed building. The stable court, some 120 m (130 yd) to the north, is also a Grade II listed building and both are owned by Pembrokeshire County Council.
Designed by local architects William and James Owen, Scolton Manor was occupied from 1842 by the Higgon family. The house replaced a former building owned by the same family which had burned down in the mid-eighteenth century. Prominent amongst Pembrokeshire society, three Higgon family members held the position of High Sheriff of Pembrokeshire, including the last resident, Lt Col John Henry Victor Higgon (1902-1987). It is a country house built in a neo-classical style, with unpainted stucco, with a slated, hipped roofs and flat overhanging eaves.
Taken over by Pembrokeshire County Council, the grounds have become a country park and the house was lightly restored. The exhibition hall displays the broad-ranging history of Pembrokeshire including natural history, geology, employment and trade, life during World War II and the Gwalia stores. The out buildings display collections reflecting Pembrokeshire country life, including:
- Stables and carriages
- Traditional skills of carpenter and blacksmith
- Relationship between the poacher and gamekeeper
- Gulbenkian-nominated VARDA gypsy caravan
- Fox Walker & Co. locomotive "Margaret," used locally on the Maenclochog Railway
The David Burton-Richardson Collection and Archive of paintings, drawings and artefacts relating to the artists life is housed at Scolton Manor Museum. "From Now to Zero", a retrospective exhibition of David Burton-Richardson's works was held in 2005. Scolton is home to the Pembrokeshire Beekeeping Centre, opened in July 2014 at the same time as the inauguration of the Victorian walled garden.
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