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Gloddaeth Hall

Gloddaeth Hall originated as a large country house in Llandudno, Caernarfonshire (now Conwy), Wales. It is designated by Cadw as a Grade I listed building. [1] It stands on land which had been owned by the Mostyn family since the 15th century. The core of the building is a 16th-century hall and two storey solar block, built of stone rubble with freestone dressings. [2] There are gabled stone slate roofs. [2] The hall is open to the hammer beam roof. [2] The lower room of the solar has 16th century panelling, the upper 17th century panelling. [2] A wing to the east was added around 1700. [1]

In the 19th century, further additions were made to the building by William Nesfield, [1] and by John Douglas, who designed a new west wing for Augusta, Lady Mostyn in 1889. [3]

A 17th century dovecote remains. [2] Some elements of the formal gardens to the south-east may also be 17th century. [2]

The hall now forms part of St David's College, a mixed sex independent boarding and day school for pupils aged 9–19. [1] Tennis player Angela Buxton attended the school.

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