A file of correspondence and papers relating to the letting of Penrhyn Castle, 1907-1908.
Penrhyn Castle Letting Papers
- This material is held at
- ReferenceGB 222 BMSS PENL
- Dates of Creation1907-1908
- Name of Creator
- Language of MaterialEnglish.
- Physical Description1 file
Scope and Content
Administrative / Biographical History
Penrhyn Castle, situated outside the city of Bangor, Caernarfonshire is described amongst these documents as a Famous castle in extensive Park, numerous Private Sitting Rooms, and Public Reception Rooms, between 60 and 70 Bedrooms and Dressing Rooms, several Bath Rooms, Stabling for about 32 Horses - Cottages, Shooting, Fishing, Yachting, Sea Bathing, Golfing etc.. A London Firm of Auctioneers was asked to assist in the letting of Penrhyn Castle in 1907. The rent required was £5,000 per annum for a term of 5 years.
In 1952, Penrhyn Castle and a substantial portion of the Penrhyn Estate were accepted by the Treasury in lieu of death duties, and vested in the National Trust.
Incorporated into the General Collection of Bangor Manuscripts
Open to all users.
Description compiled by Elen Wyn Hughes, November 2002.
Other Finding Aids
An item level typescript catalogue is available at the Archives Department of the University of Wales Bangor. Reference number : General Collection of Bangor Manuscripts 24525
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