BUTTERHILL, St Ishmael's, Pembrokeshire 2005

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BUTTERHILL, St Ishmael's, Pembrokeshire
Notes on BUTTERHILL, St Ishmael's, Pembrokeshire 2005

Built and accommodated by the Roche family from 1607 – 1906, it has been continually enlarged throughout its life. It has three storey’s at the front and a massive, imposing extra storey at the rear.

A short walk from the lodge west of the house opens out to Butterhill and its substantial outbuildings. All seemed too ruinous for restoration but in late May 2005 it appeared a new roof had been laid and new draining placed and once again the house has begun a new chapter in its life.

Unbeknown to me at the time of my visit there is also a fine and small Shell Grotto in the grounds with a small dome roof. It is said to be in a perilous state. I was also told and/or read somewhere that there was a dolls house based on Butterhill. Does this still remain?


Butterhill 2005


Butterhill 2005


Butterhill 2005


BUTTERHILL St Ishmael’s. Sir Benfro 2005
Adeiladwyd gan deulu Roche a buont yn byw yno rhwng 1607 - 1906, a chafodd ei ehangu yn gyson drwy gydol ei oes. Mae ganddo dri llawr ar y blaen, a llawr ychwanegol sylweddol yn y cefn.
Ychydig o’r lodj i’r gorllewin o’rty gwelir Butterhill a’i dai allan sylweddol. Ymddangosai’r cyfan yn rhy wael i’w hadfer ond ar ddiwedd Mai 2005 gwelwyd to newydd yn cael ei osod a draeniau newydd ac unwaith yn rhagor mae’r ty yn dechrau cyfnod newydd yn ei fywyd. Mae yna hefyd arfdy a thy gwenyn ar y tir.
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BUTTERHILL, St Ishmael's, Pembrokeshire 2005

Comments

Photo comment By Suzannah: Hi, I have two photographs of the ceiling of the shell grotto at Butterhill House. Perhaps by now you have aleady seen it. Suz
Photo comment By Dave Percival: 2010 - the main house is progressing well with parts now habitable. Most of the out buildings have now been renovated and are lived in again. Butterhill is once again a thriving community.
Photo comment By David Shalley: I stayed there for a few months in about 1943/4 with my mother. My uncle was in the RAF and I guess my aunt asked us down to esacpe the perils of SE London for a while. I recall the grotto, the italian POW's, a time of harvest with fields of sheaves stacked, weekly visits by bus to the local town (presumably Haverfordwest). My childhood memories of the place are of a pleasant stay.
Photo comment By robert roche: is this the same Roche family that went to Ireland circa 1200 and did their coat of arms have a lion,and what did it look like and color?

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