Nantgwyllt House
Nantgwyllt House, 1889
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The Lewis Lloyd family

The Lewis Lloyd Family were substantial property owners around Britain, and amongst their property in Powys was Nantgwllt which stood in the Elan Valley.

Earlier in the nineteenth century, the poet Shelley had stayed in the property. He negotiated to buy it but was not successful. Nantgwyllt was eventually flooded when the Elan Valley reservoirs were built. More can be found about this on the Powys Digital History Project pages.

Little has been written about the Lewis Lloyd family themselves. However they were in residence at Nantgwllt at the time of the 1891 census.

1891 Census
Nantgwllt House, Llansantffriad Cwmdeuddwr
Name Position in
Age Occupation Place of Birth English/Welsh
Robert Lewis Lloyd Head M 55 Barrister Cardinganshire Llanigonmore English
Mary Anne Jane Lewis Lloyd Wife M 55   Cardigan ? English
Robert Wharton Lewis Lloyd Son S 25 Articled clerk to solicitor Cardigan Aberystwyth English
James Edward Lewis Lloyd Son S 20   Radnor Cwmdauddwr English
Louisa Beatrice Lewis Lloyd Dau S 23   Radnor Cwmdauddwr English
Mary Anne Jane Lewis Lloyd Dau S 19   Breconshire Brecon English
Cecilia Joan Lewis Lloyd Dau S 18   Breconshire Brecon English
Gertrude M Constance Lewis Lloyd Dau S 12   Gloucester Cheltenham English
Charles H D Morland Lloyd Visitor S 25 Surgeon Berkshire Abingdon English
Edith Howlett Wilkinson Visitor S 20   Natal British Subject English
Annie Howlett Wilkinson Visitor S 19   ? British Subject English
Evan Roderick Servant S 31 Butler Carmarthenshire Tally Both
Eliza Anne Lloyd Servant S 32 Ladies maid Norfolk Baildon English
Laura Elinor Mitchell Servant S 26 House maid Gloucester English
Alice Leighton Servant S 21 House maid Gloucester Pauntley English
Jessie Tomkins Servant S 21 Laundry maid Hereford Kington English
Annie Davies Servant S 19 Kitchen maid Carmarthen Cenarth Both
Thomas Richard Mills Servant S 17 Footman Radnor Nantmel English
Alicia Hayes Servant Wid 45 Cook Ireland Dublin English

Among the diverse papers of the Lewis Lloyd Collection, there were various handwritten notebooks containing recipes, home remedies, household hints, physic for dogs, and knitting and crochet patterns.