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Plas Mawr, Conwy f101

Plas Mawr, Conwy f101

Artist: Blore, Edward

Medium: Pencil on paper

Date: 1845

Shelfmark: Additional MS 42019

Item number: f101

Length: 21

Width: 26.3

Scale: Centimetres

Genre: Topographical Drawing

This fine pencil drawing depicts the extravagant facade of Plas Mawr house in Conwy, North Wales.

Plas Mawr is a superbly preserved Elizabethan town house. The gatehouse, seen in this drawing, was the last addition to the building, completed in 1595 under the supervision of Robert Wynn, a wealthy merchant. It is one of the few houses of its kind to be left untouched over the centuries; almost all the plasterwork remains intact. The property displays fine chestnut roof-trusses, unusual spiral staircases and elaborate crow-stepped gabling.

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