Basic Site Details

Name: St Bride's Mansion
Town, district or village: St Bride's
City or county: Pembrokeshire
Country: Wales
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Notes: The original mansion (St Bride's Hill) was built in 1833, approximately half a mile WSW of the village.

Barbour and Bowie (who had also carried out other work for Lord Kensington's family near Locherbie), carried out alterations and additions from 1905 at a cost of approximately 10,000.

In 1923 the sixth baron Kensington sold the house and estate. The house then became a sanatorium. It was converted to holiday apartments 1990-1992.

Alternative Names

The following alternative names are associated with this building/design:
 NameCurrent name?Notes
Item 1 of 3Kensington Hospital From 1923
Item 2 of 3St Brides Mansion  
Item 3 of 3St Bride's CastleYes 

Events

The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 219041907 Extensive additions, including new water pumping and drainage scheme, electric light etc. Plans dated 1904
Item 2 of 219111913 Further work - possibly (at this date) large new service wing, heightening of two bays as tower and bay window on east side

People

Design and Construction

The following individuals or organisations have carried out design/construction work. Where architects or practices worked together, matching letters appear beside their names in the Partnership Group column.
 NameRolePartnership GroupFromToNotes
Item 1 of 4Barbour & BowieArchitectural practiceA19051907Extensive additions, including new water pumping and drainage scheme, electric light etc.
Item 2 of 4James BarbourArchitectA19051907Extensive additions, including new water pumping and drainage scheme, electric light etc.
Item 3 of 4John McLintock BowieArchitectA19051907Extensive additions, including new water pumping and drainage scheme, electric light etc.
Item 4 of 4John McLintock BowieArchitect 19111913Further work - large new service wing, heightening of two bays as tower and bay window on east side

Clients

The following individuals or organisations have commissioned work on this building/design:
 NameNotes
Item 1 of 1Kensington, LordLady Kensington was a Pilkington from Lockerbie

References

Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
 Author(s)DateTitlePartPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 1Lloyd, Thomas, Orbach, Julian and Scourfield, Robert2004Pembrokeshire (The Buildings of Wales)Pembrokeshire pp 383-384

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 2Architect4 September 1905   
Item 2 of 2Building News27 June 1913  p890 and un-numbered plate with plan and illustration

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 4Dumfries & Galloway CouncilJames Barbour drawings, Sutherland Dickie & Copland Archive (many not traced, 2010) 666, 946, 1016
Item 2 of 4Professor David M Walker personal archiveProfessor David M Walker, notes and collection of archive material Information about 1911 work per Julian Orbach (from newspapers)
Item 3 of 4RIBA Archive, Victoria & Albert MuseumRIBA Nomination Papers John McLintock Bowie: F v19 p5 no1354 (microfilm reel 12)
Item 4 of 4Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historic Monuments of WalesRCAHMWC412581Copies of measured drawings by Barbour and Bowie, dated 1905