PLAS CRWN, Llandewi Velvrey, Pembrokeshire 2010

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PLAS CRWN, Llandewi Velvrey, Pembrokeshire 2010 - PEMBROKESHIRE
Notes on PLAS CRWN, Llandewi Velvrey, Pembrokeshire 2010

Walking up to the driveway, passed the stone gates posts and cast iron gate, it had suddenly occurred to me that I had visited Plas Crwn before. The grounds are immaculately maintained and then, back in 1998 (?) I had decided that if the grounds are so well maintained then surely the house too must no longer be derelict but restored. In 1998 I ‘about turned’ and did not bother to investigate any further.

This visit I carried on. If I had walked on a further 100 yards in 1998 I would have seen Plas Crwn as ruin. It is modest in size and somewhat dwarfed by the large array of stables and other buildings at the rear of the house. These have all been sympathetically restored and are occupied.

Plas Crwn itself consists of the front façade and the two end ranges with chimneys and two towers survive. The rear has completely collapsed and the basements have all caved in. Plans to renovate the property were submitted in 2005 but I am uncertain of the conclusion of the application. The two corner decorative towers are ivy covered but the castellation design is just about apparent. My entire visit was witnessed by a male peacock who sat watchful, between preening itself and making the trademark loud squawking sound. He sat majestically, as one would expect, forty foot high on one of the towers, the lord of his crumbling estate.
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PLAS CRWN, Llandewi Velvrey, Pembrokeshire 2010

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Photo comment By Julie Young: We were somewhat taken aback to see our private property appear on the web! I can confirm that there is no multiple occupancy of the outbuildings - we are the sole owners of Plascrwn. It remains our ambition to restore the property and the gardens to their former glory dependent on planning.
Photo comment By Julie Young: We were somewhat taken aback to see our private property appear on the web! I can confirm that there is no multiple occupancy of the outbuildings - we are the sole owners of Plascrwn. It remains our ambition to restore the property and the gardens to their former glory dependent on planning.
Photo comment By roger jones: thanks to mrs Young to allow us to visit this site. it was a delight.Hope she gets her wish to renovate the whole site
Photo comment By Lyn George: seeing these photo's of Plas Crwd is amazing, also i note that photo also appears in May's issue of Pembrokeshire Life. Plas Crwn was occupied by Evan and Catherine George in the 1850's. Evan died in around 1860 and Catherine continued to live there with Owen (their son) and workers for the farm. For info Evan's father was Thomas George whoes brother William was my Great, Great Great Great Grand Father.
Photo comment By ROSS THOMAS: I visitedd Plas Crwn as a child in late 70s and early 80s i have pictures of the house before the farmer pulled down back wall, i belive the house was in good order it was the tax that was high and he gutted it. my fathers family lived there and i have picture when the house was inits full glory. I also know there was a tiled pound to the right of the house. Lyn i think my father was related to Catherine.
Photo comment By Lyn George: Ross, you say your fathers family lived their - do you know when that was. Owen their son married a Catherine Mariana, daughter of John Thomas Beynon Would love to see your photo of the old place in all its glory.
Photo comment By ROSS THOMAS: Hi Lyn, My father Vincent Thomas has been going through our family history files and we believe Frances (FANNY) Margaret George was married to Thomas Reece Thomas of Lampeter House, which we also have pictures of. We believe they lived in both houses.If you would like we could email my address is rossthomas29@btopenworld.com

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