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Stout Hall, Reynoldston

Also known as, or recorded in historical documents as;
Stout Walls; Stouthall

In the community of Reynoldston.
In the historic county of Glamorgan.
Modern authority of Swansea.
Preserved county of West Glamorgan.

OS Map Grid Reference: SS474893
Latitude 51.58143° Longitude -4.20286°

Stout Hall, Reynoldston has been described as a Uncertain although is doubtful that it was such.

There are no visible remains.

This is a Grade 2* listed building protected by law*.

Description

C18 house built on probably C13 castle site. (Salter)

At north side of the B4118 1km west of Little Reynoldston, standing in parkland.
In 1787 John Lucas inherited the old estate and house of Stouthall, and set about rebuilding the house. He engaged William Jernegan, the leading Swansea architect of his time. Jernegan's design is a slightly reduced copy of Penrice Castle, a nearby house. (Listed Building Report)

Stouthall (02902w; 265706) is situated slightly southwest of Reynoldston village, north of the A4118 within the former manor of Reynoldston and may have been the location of the house of the manor. William Jernegan built Stouthall house (19999; 01505w; LB 19870 II-star) in the late 1780s for John Lucas the younger, replacing an earlier house, which had been home to the Lucas family since the sixteenth century. (Glamorgan-Gwent Archaeological Trust)
Comments

The 'unpretentious late Georgian villa residence with unremarkable small park and wooded pleasure grounds' (Coflein) was a residence of the Lucas family who lived in Gower for at least 500 years and probably did have an earlier residence in Reynoldston (possibly at this site) but there seems to be no support, other than the slightly suggestive name of Stout Walls, for the idea of anything like a castle or other fortification at this site.
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This record last updated on Saturday, December 6, 2014


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