ST1382 : Castell Coch

taken 2 months ago, near to Ty Rhiw, Rhondda Cynon Taff/Rhondda Cynon Taf, Great Britain

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Castell Coch
Castell Coch
The third Marquess of Bute commissioned the architect and designer William Burges to build Castell Coch on the site of an ancient fortification around 1870 with work commencing the following year. Sadly Burges died in 1881 with only the banqueting hall fully decorated and furnished. A team of craftspeople completing the most opulent rooms, including the incredible vaulted drawing room.
Unfortunately when we visited the castle's interior was not open (due to Covid restrictions) so we'll have to re-visit to witness the apparently quite stunning interior decoration.
Castell Coch

Castell Coch is a wonderful Gothic Revival fantasy castle with sumptuous interiors, built 1871-1891 on the site of a ruined 13th century castle, by William Burges for John Crichton-Stuart, 3rd Marquess of Bute. The 13th century castle was severely damaged during the Welsh rebellion in the early 14th century and deteriorated to a complete ruin by the 19th century. The 3rd Marquess and his successors rarely used the restored castle, preferring the comfort and opulence of the main residence Cardiff Castle and in 1950 the 5th Marquess of Bute placed the castle in the care of The Ministry of Works. It is grade I listed and lovingly cared for by Cadw LinkExternal link

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Date Taken
Tuesday, 18 May, 2021   (more nearby)
Tuesday, 25 May, 2021
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts  Country estates 
Place (from Tags)
Castell Coch 
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Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! ST 1307 8263 [10m precision]
WGS84: 51:32.1513N 3:15.2836W
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OSGB36: geotagged! ST 1310 8266
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Southwest (about 225 degrees)
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