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Maelgwyn House B&B, Harlech

Maelgwyn House was originally built as a manse for the Reverend David Davis in 1907 who had bought the land from the Right Honorable Henry Stormont, Earl of Winchilsea for £200.0.0 .

Converted to a Boarding School in the late 1930's it remained as such until 1947 when it became, once again, a private dwelling.

Entrance Hallway at Maelgwyn House

Entrance Hallway at Maelgwyn House

Historical Footnote

Maelgwyn House takes it's name from Maelgwyn y Hir ap Cadwallon {Maelgwyn the Tall, son of Cadwallon} who ruled the kingdom of Gwynedd from c534-c549. He was a King of great power and influence and known the length and breadth of Britain. He married twice, fathering four children: Domelch ferch Maelgwyn; Rimo ferch Maelgwyn; Brude ap Maelgwyn {Bruide mac Maelgwyn, King of Scots} and Rhun y Hir ap Maelgwyn, thereby founding the Gwynedd dynasty from which the blood line can be traced to the Tudor Kings and Queens {Henry VIII and Elizabeth I} and right through to HRH Prince William. Maelgwyn died c549 aged 69 of the 'Yellow Plague'.

Entrance hall from the stairway

Entrance Hall from the Stairs

 

 

 

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Telephone: 01766 780087
Fax: 01766 780835.
E-mail: maelgwyn.harlech@virgin.net

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