Basic Site Details

Name: Wenvoe Castle
City or county: Glamorgan
Country: Wales
Parish:  
Status: Demolished
Grid ref:
Notes: House demolished; stables still extant.

In the Gentleman's Magazine ther eis a statement that the architect was Henry Holland (then working at Cardiff Castle) and this may indicate that he was employed to carry out the Adams' designs and it is likely that he designed the stables (see RCAM: Glamorganshire: The Greater Houses')

A letter to Birt from Thomas Roberts (who apparently was the builder) in the National Library of Wales confirms the date of erection but does not shed light on the architect employed.

Building Type Classification

The building is classified under the following categories:
 ClassificationOriginal classification?Notes
Item 1 of 1Country House  

Events

The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 217761777Build/constructionCastle style house. Plans carried out with some modifications.
Item 2 of 21910 Destruction/demolitionAfter fire.

People

Design and Construction

The following individuals or organisations have carried out design/construction work. Where architects or practices worked together, matching letters appear beside their names in the Partnership Group column.
 NameRolePartnership GroupFromToNotes
Item 1 of 3James AdamArchitectA17761777Castle style house. Plans carried out with some modifications.
Item 2 of 3R & J AdamArchitectural practiceA17761777Castle style house. Plans carried out with some modifications.
Item 3 of 3Robert AdamArchitectA17761777Castle style house. Plans carried out with some modifications.

Clients

The following individuals or organisations have commissioned work on this building/design:
 NameNotes
Item 1 of 1Birt, Peter 

References

Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
 Author(s)DateTitlePartPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 1RCAM1981Glamorganshire: The Greater Houses  p346

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 1Gentleman's Magazine1785ii p937

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 1National Library of WalesMSS collectionMS. 20656B