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Llanharan House

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Architectural style  Neo-classical regency
Completed  1750
Town or city  Llanharan
Country  Wales
Opened  1750
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Llanharan House is a historic house on the outskirts of Llanharan, Rhondda Cynon Taf, Wales. It is located off the A473 road, just east of Llanharan and is a Grade II* listed building.


Map of Llanharan House, Pontyclun, UK


The house was built in 1750 by Rees Powell and stayed with the Powell family until 1795 upon which it was purchased by Richard Hoare Jenkins. Hoare Jenkins was a High Sheriff of Glamorgan who was involved in the suppression of the Merthyr Rising of 1831 and is recorded as stating thet he found the execution of Dic Penderyn the most difficult of his civic duties. Around 1800 some major improvements were made to the house with the addition of a three-storey circular stair hall which includes a dramatic geometrical staircase. Following the death of Hoare Jenkins in 1856 the house and the estate was passed to a Colonel John Blandy-Jenkins. Following his death in 1915 Colonel Blandy-Jenkins's wife kept the house until 1953, after which it was bought by Sir George Williams CBE MC, of the Williams family of Aberpergwm.

It is now owned by his son Sir Owain Williams and is up for sale for the first time since 1953.

Llanharan house has a strong historical connection with fox hunting. This Welsh pack was named The Llanharan and was established by Richard Hoare Jenkins in 1805, though the pack was renamed the Llangeinor during the period when Mr John Blandy Jenkins was the squire.

The Llangeinor is now based in Coity near Bridgend.


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