Newton House, Llandeilo

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Newton House


National Trust

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Newton House
Grid reference: SN617222
Location: 51°53’3"N, 4°-0’53"W

Newton House is owned and maintained by the National Trust, and is situated in Dinefwr Park in Carmarthenshire. The estate lies in the broad valley of the River Towy, which meanders along its southern edge.

The large estate was broken up before acquisition of the mansion by the Trust, and a substantial part of its outbuildings is owned by a Norwegian family and commercially let.

History and description

Newton House is in the grounds of Dinefwr Castle, owned by The Wildlife Trust of South and West Wales and maintained by Cadw. It lies close to the centre of the market town of Llandeilo.

Newton House was formerly the main residence of the Rice family, elevated to the peerage of Great Britain as Baron Dynevor.[1] The residence has been restored to what it would have been as an estate house of the later Victorian or early Edwardian period.

Park and garden

The house is surrounded by a deer park which was landscaped by Capability Brown. A small garden behind the house has been restored to its former glory, and overlooks the deer park. The garden is styled under Moorish influence with a central fountain surrounded by walks. It helps to soften the rather severe Gothic style of the building (which itself owes its present style to a Victorian restoration of an earlier Georgian house).

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