1986 Local History Stradey Castle

 The owner of Stradey Castle is Mr     
 David Mansel Lewis,The Lord Lieutenant
 of Dyfed.He has been living there all 
 his life.The castle was built between 
 1850 and 1874.The old castle at the   
 bottom of the garden was built in 1600
 and was demolished in 1845.In 1873 a  
 4m by 3m painting depicting Diogenes  
 and Alexander the Great was painted by
 William De Riviere who taught Charles 
 William Mansel Lewis the present      
 owner's grandfather.Riviere and the   
 architect Buckner who designed the    
 magnificent staircase,worked together 
 during 1873 and 1874 on these two     
 complementing masterpieces found in   
 the main hall.There are about 24 room 
 in the castle 12 habitable rooms and  
 12 others.The estate is about 1,500   
 acres.This includes 300 to 400 acres  
 of woodland much of which has evolved 
 naturally.                            
 

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