Wales, Margam Castle
Margam Castle was built for the Family of Christopher Rice Mansel Talbot (1803-1890) in Margam, Port Talbot, South Wales. Today the building is a Victorian Country house and was built from 1830 till 1840 during the Gothic revival. The mansion was designed in the Tudor Gothic style by architect Thomas Hopper (1776-1856), while Edward Haycock (1790-1870) was supervisory architect and designed parts of the interior and exterior of the house, the stables, terraces and lodges. The owner wanted to have similar elements of Lacock Abbey in Wiltshire (home of his cousin) and Melbury House in Dorset (home of his mother’s family). Today Margam Castle is a Grade I listed building, and is in the care of Neath Port Talbot County Borough Council.