|Date||28 July 2012|
|Location||Bryn Trillyn, Mynydd Hiraethog (Denbigh Moors)||SH 94727 59094; 53.11858°N, 3.57444°W|
Hudson Ewbanke Kearley, grocer, Liberal MP, millionaire and later to become first Viscount Devonport, purchased 322 acres of grouse moor, and leased a further 7000, to create a hunting estate in Mynydd Hiraethog (the Denbigh Moors). Kearley built the Gwylfa Hiraethog shooting lodge as a country retreat, and it was said to be the highest inhabited house in Wales. The first structure, in the form of a prefabricated wooden chalet from Norway, was erected in the 1890s. A stone-built lodge was constructed in 1908 and was extended in 1913. The house comprised 11 main bedrooms together with two secondary bedrooms and servants’ quarters (RCAHMW photographs of the mansion circa 1954: showing the triple-gabled front façade; and the arched entrance doorway). The estate was sold in 1925 and the lodge was abandoned in the 1960s.
Gwylfa Hiraethog Shooting Lodge (Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Wales);