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Maesmor Hall, Llangwm parish, Wales

Maesmor Hall is between Dinmael and Maerdy, in Llangwm parish, Denbighshire (now Conwy), N Wales.
Some way W of Corwen. See Google Maps and streetmap.co.uk.

Maesmor Hall is on the River Ceirw (in Welsh, "Afon Ceirw"), in extensive grounds.




Maesmor Hall.
From old map. Surveyed: 1875 to 1886. Published: 1888.
Just below the word "Maesmor" is a mound thought to be the old castle mound.





Maesmor Hall is on a site dating from the 13th century.
There is an old Castle Mound at the site. See Maesmor Hall Castle Mound.
Not sure when current building dates from.

Maesmor Hall was owned by the same family continuously (with switches into female lines) since 13th century.
Surname eventually became "Maesmor" in 16th century.
It passed by marriage from Catherine Maesmor to Peter Maurice est c.1718.
Then passed by marriage to Edward Lloyd est c.1775. He was living there by 1776-77.
Edward Lloyd died 1819.

Maesmor passed to Edward Lloyd's four daughters.
Three of the daughters did not marry.
One of them, Catherine Lloyd, married in 1829 [in middle age] to John Manners Kerr.
The date "1830" is on the front of the present building.
[Hubbard, 1986] describes the 1830 works as "a Neo-Tudor remodelling" rather than a totally new building.
John Manners Kerr was living at Maesmor as at 1841. He died there 1843.
His widow Catherine Lloyd died there 1859.
Her sisters, the elderly unmarried Lloyds, lived there. Last one died 1872.

John Manners Kerr's grandson (though not by Lloyd) William Kerr then lived there.
William Kerr died 1911.
His son William John Kerr was selling off land there in 1920.
Was owned by same family (and family related by marriage) for 700 years. Think now sold.
Was recently a guesthouse.





Maesmor Hall.
From Google satellite view.



Maesmor Hall.
From Bing maps.



Street view of E entrance.
From Google street view.


  

The front (S side)

  

Painting of Maesmor Hall, inherited in the Kerr/Gibbon family.
Artist unknown. See full size.
See alternate shot and alternate shot.
See other high-resolution shot.



Maesmor Hall (front).
Photo 2006. See full size.
See alternate shot and alternate shot.



Detail from above.



Maesmor Hall (front).
Photo 2006. See full size.
See alternate shot and alternate shot.



Date "1830" on the front of the building.
Photo 2006. See full size.



Maesmor Hall (E side).
Photo 2006. See full size.


  

The W side

  

Maesmor Hall (W side).
Photo 2006. See full size.
See alternate shot.




Movies



View of front of building.
Video 2006.
From here. Hosted at my YouTube account.
Download AVI file.



View of W side of building.
Video 2006.
From here. Hosted at my YouTube account.
Download AVI file.



Pan from W to E.
Video 2006.
From here. Hosted at my YouTube account.
Download AVI file.



360 degree video at Maesmor Hall.




Llangwm church

The church for Maesmor. Some way W of Maesmor.
Llangwm church, Llangwm, Denbighshire (now Conwy), N Wales.
See map and streetmap.co.uk and close-up.

John Manners Kerr married his 3rd wife Catherine Lloyd at Llangwm church in 1829.
John Manners Kerr was buried there in 1843.
Catherine Lloyd was buried there in 1859.

The church is now closed, and has been sold to a private owner.
This is now in the church parish of Llangwm (Dinmael).

There was a monument to John Manners Kerr at Llangwm church:




Llangwm church on street view.



The disused church at Llangwm.
Photos 2009.
See larger and full size.
See similar shot and wider shot and wider shot.
See photo courtesy of Bob Maysmor.



The gutted interior of the church.
Photos 2009.
See larger and full size.
See similar shot and porch and porch (where a wall memorial survives).






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