Pencraig Mansion, Llangefni

by Maryse
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Plas Pencraig Mansion, Llangefni

Plas Pencraig Mansion, Llangefni

Dear Wil


My husband and his first wife used to live in Pencraig Mansion in 1955. I still have two pictures from those days.

Regards

Maryse

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Jun 02, 2017
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Glan Aber Estate
by: Clair

Does anyone have any info on what would of been the original Glan Aber Estate - I think it was owned by the Buckley family around 1900 but not sure if it was demolished or restored but the current house that is called Glan Aber in Llangefni off Glanhwtha Rd looks post war but the lodge house looks orignal victorian era.

I am interested in history on Glan Aber and also on the lodge house. TIA



Aug 25, 2015
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Glan Aber, Llangefni
by: Peter Richards

Nice to see that some of the "grand houses" of Anglesey are still in use and looking, more or less, as they used to in the good old days of style and gracious living.
My Great-great grandfather's 8th child had a daughter, Annie Richards,(1843-1907), born 'above the pharmacist's shop' in Llanerchymedd. She married Hugh Davies-Griffith, JP and High Sherriff of Caernarfon. (He was 45 years older). When he died, she inherited his fortune and eventually married Dr. Owen Elias Owen, Physician and Surgeon of Llangefni, a man of her own age.
They built Glan Aber, another 'grand house', in Llangefni and, looking at the photo, must have been quite a place, standing in its own wooded grounds. It is now owned and used by the council. Annie and Owen were without children and I have no knowledge of her will, (once again she became a wealthy widow when Owen died aged 54). Her sister, Jeannette, built a house in Rhosneigr. It's still there with it's 8 bedrooms!

Aug 25, 2015
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Glan Aber, Llangefni
by: Peter Richards

Nice to see that some of the "grand houses" of Anglesey are still in use and looking, more or less, as they used to in the good old days of style and gracious living.
My Great-great grandfather's 8th child had a daughter, Annie Richards,(1843-1907), born 'above the pharmacist's shop' in Llanerchymedd. She married Hugh Davies-Griffith, JP and High Sherriff of Caernarfon. (He was 45 years older). When he died, she inherited his fortune and eventually married Dr. Owen Elias Owen, Physician and Surgeon of Llangefni, a man of her own age.
They built Glan Aber, another 'grand house', in Llangefni and, looking at the photo, must have been quite a place, standing in its own wooded grounds. It is now owned and used by the council. Annie and Owen were without children and I have no knowledge of her will, (once again she became a wealthy widow when Owen died aged 54). Her sister, Jeannette, built a house in Rhosneigr. It's still there with it's 8 bedrooms!

Jun 14, 2015
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Alan Pogson
by: Maryse

Dear Mr Weare,
Thank you for your comments. Alan Pogson was my husband. He passed away in 2005. I still have contact with his daughter. He loved children.

Jun 13, 2015
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Plas Pencraig.
by: Anonymous

I was 6 y o in 1955. RAF personel began to live in flats there. Mr Pogson & his daughter Jaqui, he had a .22 rifle, fond of pigeons. The Watson family were there too, and later a Mr Green who was irrationally hostile to children, to the extent he had a Police visit. We had access to a lot of fruit, c/o the negelected orchard gardens. In retrospect, this area must have been glorious in its heyday for sure. It was in ours. Then the Agricultural College took over, and things got restrictive. Gordon Weare, New Zealand.

Jun 13, 2015
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Plas Pencraig Mansion
by: William

Dear Maryse

Thank you so very much for writing to me at Anglesey Hidden Gem about Plas Pencraig (Pencraig Mansion).

So many people in Llangefni have warm memories of the mansion, dating back to when my late Aunty visited there as a Girl Guide in the late 1930s to my friends Gordon and Andrew Weare who lived in the first of the council houses that were built behind the old mansion stables in the early 1950s.

It was my place of adventure with the big woods behind. I know that a number of people from Llangefni, now across the World, would love to see any more photographs or stories you may care to share with us.

I send you my very best wishes from an Anglesey where the sun has just come out and the mountains of Snowdonia are dominant on the horizon.

Wil

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