The 1998 Sale of Nannau Hall

Plas Nannau Hall – Estate Agent Particulars from 1998

THE PROPERTY Nannau Hall is listed Grade II*, as being of historic and architectural interest. It is certainly an important house to the area and, during the last three years, has been saved by the present owners, who have carried out extensive renovations to the fabric of the building. The work has now reached a stage where the interior needs re-instating.

Partitioning is in place, identifying the various rooms, and designed to allow for the installation of bathrooms.

Mouldings that were removed for the restoration have been kept to enable them to be copied and reinstated.


Three-storey, five-bay house in restrained Georgian style; square plan. Of large dressed blocks of local granite with sandstone dressings; shallow, hipped slate roof with plain chimneys.

Recessed wide entrance bay to main (SE) front. Elegant entrance porch with Ionic columns and simple moulded entablature. Within, a large 19th Century part-glazed door with 12-pane upper glazing and panelled lower section; flanking 8-pane internal windows.

Above the porch tripartite sandstone window in a shallow, segmental arched recess; 12 pane central light with narrow 4-pane vertical flanking lights.

Similar, squatter window to the third floor, though with three equal lights, all with plain 19th Century sash-glazing. Tall 12-pane recessed sash windows to ground floors of main and side elevations and contemporary 6-pane sashes to the upper elevations.

The middle floor has plain Victorian sashes to the front and left-hand side, though the original 12-pane glazing survives to the right; all windows have projecting stone lintels.

Plas Nannau Hall - Basement Plan
Plas Nannau Hall – Basement Plan

External stepped cellar access to the first side bays from the front, Good decorative and heraldic lead hoppers survive, two of which are original (one dated 1795) and two of which bear the date 1872. Plan parapet with moulded cornice; balustrading above entrance bay.

Rough-dressed rubble rear with much disturbed masonry. Twelve and 16-pane windows and a modem fire-escape to first floor (now removed). Out of character flat-roofed modern extensions to ground floor rear (now removed).

Adjoining the right side of the house, a triple-arched section of walling, a surviving fragment of the pavilion wings.


The entrance hall has an open segmental arch, with a round arch within leading to the stairwell; Ionic columns and engaged columns, and a dentilated entablature. Dentilated plaster cornice to hall and a wooden fireplace moulded egg-and-dart entablature; engaged Doric columns and scallop-headed niches.

Well stairs on three floors with swept mahogany rail and decorative iron balusters. Moulded doorcases off hall with 6-panel mahogany doors.

Drawing room to right with decorative plaster cornice; moulded architraves with gadrooned and carved overdoors. These flank a restrained marble fireplace with panelled pilasters and foliate carving to central plaque. Shallow segmental-arched niche to rear wall, containing twin doors. Reeded window architraves with panelled shutters.

The left ground floor room has an Adam style plaster ceiling and cornice and panelled splays as before. Wide segmental-arched opening to rear room with plaster cornice. Modernised upper floors have been partitioned off and false ceilings inserted.



Plas Nannau Hall - Ground Floor Plan
Plas Nannau Hall – Ground Floor Plan

Recessed entrance, with elegant porch and Ionic columns and moulded entablature.

Entrance door surrounded by glazed windows.

Reception Hall 25’0 x 18’0 (7.62 x 5.49m) with rear staircase hall.
Drawing Room 37’0 x 18’3 (11.28 x 5.56m).
Dining Room 31’0 x 18’3 (9.45 x 5.56m).
Library 22’0 x 17’3 (6.71 x 5.26m).
Kitchen 12’0 x 10’9 (3.66 x 3.28m).
Cellar – with three principal rooms.


Plas Nannau Hall - First Floor Plan
Plas Nannau Hall – First Floor Plan

Landing giving access to the various rooms:

Principal Suite comprising:
Bedroom One: 31’0 x 18’3 (9.45 x 5.56m).
L-shaped Dressing Room 22’3 x 17`3 (6.76 x 5.26m) maximum.
Sitting Room 25’3 x 18’0 (7.70 x 5.49m).

Bedroom Two: 22’9 x 18’6 (6.93 x 5.64m).
Dressing Room/Bedroom en-suite: 12’6 x 12’0 (3.81 x 3.66m).
Room (possibly Bathroom) 12’3 x 10’6 (3.73 x 3.20m).


Plas Nannau Hall - Second Floor Plan
Plas Nannau Hall – Second Floor Plan

Bedroom Three: 22’3 x 17’6 (6.78 x 5.33m) including area partitioned for a Bathroom.
Bedroom Four: 26’6 x 18’3 (8.08 x 5.56m) including area partitioned for a Bathroom.
Bedroom Five: 20’6 x 18’0 (6.25 x 5.49m) room for bathroom en-suite.
Bedroom Six: 22’9 x 18’6 (6.93 x 5.64m) room for bathroom en-suite.
Bedroom Seven: 25’6 x 10’3 (7.77 x 3.12m).

Photos from the Estate Agents Leaflet from 1998

Scans courtesy of David Brown.

1998 Sales Brochure - View of one of the Three Garden Ponds
1998 Sales Brochure – View of one of the Three Garden Ponds
1998 Sales Brochure
1998 Sales Brochure
The Daily Telegraph Article from 1999