Bryn Y Pys Hall, Overton On Dee

A country mansion built around 1739, went through many stages of being remodelled. It was a three storey building with a west front which had a five bay centre between 2 semi circular bows and a seven bay south front. The Georgian massing survived remodelling of the 1850’s. It was demolished in 1956.

Outbuildings: Granery: A two storey stone building with a pitched slate roof and a decorative carved stone doorway, focal point being a knights helmet at the centre of the broken pediment.

Coach house/stables. A rectangular two storey building with a gable fronted large arched doorway. A slate hipped roof and a Cupola above a rusticated arch. The stable doorway: Either side of the door are engaged Tuscan columns, these ‘support’ a scrolled pediment. In the pediment itself a dated inscription, 1739 is located.

Interior: South eastern tower entrance: A wooden floor room with a large carved stone fireplace. The bottom half of the walls are covered in wood panelling. Wood beamed ceilings. A stoned archway dates 1739 and 1884.

The country house at Bryn-y-Pys which once lay about 1.5 kilometres to the north-east of Overton, is survived by its former parkland, by its former brick-built 18th-century stable range with coachhouse and dovecote with about 80 doveboxes, together with characteristic entrance lodges, gate piers and gates. The house, then the seat of Richard Parry Price, was visited by Thomas Pennant in the 1780s when it possessed a fine collection of birds including a pair of Angolan vultures.

Sources: Hubbard, Edwards. 1986. The Buildings of Wales: Clwyd (Denbighshire and Flintshire). Penguin Books; CPAT.

Following images courtesy of Coflein.

Bryn y Pys country mansion. Built around 1739 and went through many stages of being remodelled.
A view of Bryn y Pys Hall from the south west. Showing three storeys, and a porch with Tuscan pillar
West drawing room Mahogany double doors.
View of an ornate ceiling in the west drawing room.
‘Gold Room’ highly decorative moulded ceiling.
A picture of a marble fireplace with small Greek Doric columns at Bryn y Pys.
A stone arch way at Bryn y Pys with the dates 1739 and 1884.
A photo of the main staircase and wooden banister leading to the second floor walkway.
A side view of the main staircase, showing the wooden banister and Ionic columns.
A Small wood panelled room with a carved fireplace, the mantle is supported by spiral columns
A wooden bow fronted cupboard, incorporated in the wood panelling of the walls
A view inside a wooden bow fronted cupboard
A bedroom fireplace with small Ionic columns incorporated in the surround. They support the mantle
A bedroom fireplace with engaged Greek Doric columns as part of the surround, supporting the mantle.
A carved fireplace with a carved mantle, the inner section of the fireplace is tiled.
A view of the main staircase and four Ionic columns.
The south entrance hall. A view of a large impressive hallway with the staircase at the centre.
A view of the south eastern tower entrance. A wooden floor room with a large carved stone fireplace.
A view of the tower at Bryn y Pys.

Sources: Hubbard, Edwards. 1986. The Buildings of Wales: Clwyd (Denbighshire and Flintshire). Penguin Books; CPAT. Coflein.

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