Plans of Hendrefoelan House (copies)

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

Contains plans of the Ground, First and Second Floors, and the Cellar. Scale: 1/8"

Administrative / Biographical History

Hendrefoelan House and its extensive grounds and gardens was built in1855, at a cost of 14000, by Lewis Llewellyn Dillwyn, who was MP for Swansea. Lewis Llewellyn was a prominent citizen of Swansea, for as well as being MP for Swansea for nearly 40 years, he was also Mayor in 1848, owner of Cambrian Pottery, head of the firm of Dillwyn and Richards at the Landore spelter works, and he later became Chairman of the Siemens Steel Company.

Following Lewis Llewellyn's death in 1892, Hendrefoelan was left to his eldest daughter's son, John Illtyd Dillwyn Nicoll. After Word War 1 it was bought by Sir John Edwards, a local industrialist, and in 1964, his widow sold it to the University College of Swansea. It became the nucleus of the College's Department of Education. Today the house houses the South Wales Miners' Library, and teaching for the Department of Adult and Continuing Education (DACE) is held there.

Conditions Governing Access

Access unrestricted unless stated otherwise.

Acquisition Information

Received from South Wales Miners' Library in January 1994.


Finding aid encoded by Julie Anderson, June 2003 with reference to Hendrefoelan House by David Painting.

Other Finding Aids

A paper list is available.

Conditions Governing Use

A photocopying service is available. Contact repository for details.

No publication without written permission from the Archivist.

Related Material

GB 217 LAC/26 Dillwyn family, GB 217 LAC/27 Dillwyn-Llewelyn family and GB 217 LAC/131 Corfield Collection.

Descriptions of these collections are available on the Archives Hub.

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