Hafodunos: the Gilbert Scott family in Wales – A talk held as part of Wales Festival of Architecture | 17.4.18
On the 17th April 2018, Dr Mark Baker (Gwrych Castle Preservation Trust) gave a talk on Hafodunos: the Gilbert Scott family in Wales – A talk held as part of Wales Festival of Architecture
As part of the Wales Festival of Architecture, Gorwel and Royal Society of Architects in Wales hosted this talk by Dr Mark Baker on the Gilbert Scott family. Dr Baker is an expert in Welsh country houses. Dr Baker noted Sir George Gilbert Scott RA was one of the 19thcentury great British architects. Almost two centuries later his English Gothic revival architect, which adorns many of the UK’s capital and principal cities has become synonymous with splendid Victorian architecture. Over 800 buildings were designed or altered by Gilbert Scott. The list of buildings includes iconic buildings and monuments such London buildings as Midland Grand Hotel at St Pancras Station, the Albert Memorial, and the symbol of Empire the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, and King’s College London Chapel. Gilbert Scott also designed major buildings in Glasgow, Edinburgh and for this talk Hafodunos, Llangernyw, Conwy. The illustrated talk by Dr Baker looks at the domestic architecture of the Gilbert Scott family in Wales, in particular, the building of Hafodunos, Llangernyw, Conwy. This grade I listed country house was burnt out in 2004 and is one of many buildings at risk in Wales. It’s splendid history, design and connections with the Gilbert Scott family along with their wider works were explored in Dr Baker’s talk.