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Anglesey Archives
Plas Rhianva, Llandegfan

Reference code(s): GB 0221 WM 2363

Held at: Anglesey Archives

Title: Plas Rhianva, Llandegfan

Short Title: Plas Rhianva, Llandegfan

Creation date(s): 1893 - 2011

Level of description: Fonds

Extent: 0.058 cubic metres (2 boxes)

Name of creator(s):


Administrative/Biographical history: Plas Rhianfa was built in 1849, for Sir John Hay Williams. It was designed by Liverpool architect Charles Reed and built by a local builder, John Rogers of Beaumaris. The house remained in the family until 1930 when it was given to Dr and Mrs Verney, as a wedding present. Plas Rhianfa has been sub-divided into holiday apartments but since 2004. The gardens have undergone renovation and it is now part of the Clarenco Group who provide luxury retreat accommodation.


Scope and content/abstract: Items relating to Plas Rhianva, Llandegfan. Includes an illuminated address dedicated to E. H. Verney Esq. and Mrs M. M. Verney of Rhainfa, Anglesey from the tenants of the Rhianfa estates congratulating them on the occasion of their silver wedding anniversary; information about the proposed renovation of the garden at Plas Rhianva, and a collection of photos showing the renovation work; completion of the renovation with photographs (including copy of aerial photograph of the estate taken by a German Zeppelin in 1938) and videos showing the completed work; also includes promotional material re the house and gardens, with a visitors book from flat 8.


Language/scripts of material: English.

System of arrangement: Arranged chronologically.

Conditions governing access: No Restrictions.

Conditions governing reproduction: Usual copyright regulations apply.

Physical characteristics: The Illuminated Manuscript was in very poor condition when rescued from site, having been exposed to the elements and covered in grass seeds immediate conservation was necessary. It has now been stabilized and is in a reasonable condition. The original ink is very faded. The modern information and photographs are in good condition.

Finding aids: Hard copies of the catalogues are available at Archifau Ynys Môn/Anglesey Anrchives and the National Register of Archives. It is the policy of Archifau Ynys Môn/Anglesey Archives to catalogue in the language of the document.


Appraisal, destruction and scheduling information: All records which meet the collection policy of Anglesey Archives have been retained.

Accruals: Accruals are possible.

Archival history: The Illuminated manuscript was rescued from a refuse site during the recent renovations of the property.

Immediate source of acquisition: Private Deposit



Archivist's note: Catalogued by Amanda Sweet for Archifau Ynys Môn / Anglesey Archives.

Rules or conventions: This description follows Archives Network Wales guidelines based on ISAD(G) second edition; AACR2 and LCSH.

Date(s) of descriptions: September 2012. Amended August 2013

Landscape gardening | Wales | Llandegfan
Plas Rhianfa (Wales) | Archives

Personal names
Verney , Edmund H. , [alive 1893] , of Rhainfa , Anglesey
Verney , Margaret M. , [d. 1930] , of Rhainfa , Anglesey

Corporate names
Plas Rhianfa Estate (Anglesey, Wales)


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