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Miskin Manor

September 19th 2011 07:00
Miskin Manor in Wales

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. 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.

Miskin Manor Cardiff

Miskin Manor was built in 1864 to the design of David Vaughan, but additions have been made throughout its history. The earliest building on the site is thought to have been a service range, perhaps 17th century, to which the manor was built. In 1923 the manor house was partly consumed by fire which destroyed the south wing. In 1940 the manor house was taken over by the Red Cross and used as a convalescent home.
gardens of miskin manor
Miskin Manor Gardens

Lady Williams was commandant of the Red Cross Hospital there and continued to occupy part of the building. The manor was then passed from the Red Cross to the local health authority in 1948 for continued use as a hospital. This arrangement caused Sir Rhys some distress in old age and he lodged a formal protest at the actions of the Pontypridd and Rhondda Hospital Committee. However the hospital was expensive to run and the Hospital Management Committee gave notice they were going to close it.
Lady Williams continued to occupy the manor after her husband's death in 1955.
hallways of Miskin Manor
Miskin Manor Hallways

In 1985 the Manor was sold, converted and extended into the Country House Hotel it is today. The manor is now run as a hotel and commonly used for wedding receptions.

Miskin Manor Accomodation
Miskin Manor Accommodation

*This article is licensed under the GNU Free Documentation License. It uses material from the Wikipedia article for Miskin Manor.

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