Plas Berwyn


2½ miles from Llangollen, was acquired by Lord Robert Tottenham some time after he bought Woodstock, no doubt owing to the connection of his wife's family (Maude) with that part of the world.

When it was sold in 1957 it was described as a country house of moderate size, with five rooms, kitchen, etc., downstairs, and 10 bedrooms. With it were sold 9 acres of land, including gardens and woods. I had always associated the place with grouse shooting and salmon fishing in the Dee; but perhaps this was rented by successive owners.

Charles, the Eigth Marquess of Ely, writes “We did, in our day, own 30,000 acres at Plas Berwyn, if not more. We had, at one time, land at Blainan Festiniog. Even I inherited a good 12,000 acres.”