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The Pensychnant Conservation Centre and Nature Reserve is situated on the outskirts of Conwy in North Wales. (Click here to see Pensychnant's website and how to visit) http://www.pensychnant.co.uk/
There was a house on the site from about 1690 much of which remains to the right of the main house. Curiously, it was started in 1877 and was built in the Arts and Crafts style in Victorian times. Yet, although, avant garde for the time it never acquired the Victorian flourishes of the Arts and Crafts movement. The nearby farm and associated building are in same style. The house had central heating from new, and in 1923 it received its own electricity supply from a diesel generator housed in ‘the Stott Folly’ at the bottom of the farmyard. (See photo)
It was built as a country home for affluent mill architect Abraham Henthorn Stott.
The Stott family from the Oldham area of Lancashire became rich on the back of the industrial revolution with numerous businesses and patented designs for fireproof brick-arch ceilings and floors in cotton spinning mills. Cotton mills were particularly prone to fire because of cotton dust and oiley wooden floors. Stott & Sons also built about a fifth of the cotton mills in Oldham at the peak of the industry there, as well elsewhere.
The woodland on the estate was mostly planted in the 1870s and today, along with surrounding land offers a unique opportunity to view wildlife in a spectacular landscape close to the famous Sychant Pass.

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Keywords:arts and crafts, buildings, conwy, cymru, farms, pensychnant, stott, sychnant, wales, wildlife, woodland

HRS 6534A Sychnant Pass, Double rainbow 2006

HRS 6534A Sychnant Pass, Double rainbow  2006

Pensychnant from Gwern Engen

Pensychnant from Gwern Engen

Pensychnant iron gate

Pensychnant iron gate

Gwern Engen from Pensychnant

Gwern Engen from Pensychnant

Pensychnant House 1937

Pensychnant House 1937

Pensychnant houses 2015

Pensychnant houses 2015

Pensychnant, lounge window

Pensychnant,  lounge window

Pensychnant, Lounge

Pensychnant, Lounge

L1120073 Pensychnant, billiard room

L1120073 Pensychnant, billiard room

Pensychnant, Library

Pensychnant,  Library

Pensychnant, farm buildings

Pensychnant,  farm buildings

Pensychnant, Stott's Folly

Pensychnant, Stott's Folly

Pensychnant, Stott's Folly

Pensychnant, Stott's Folly

Pensychnant, estate cottage

Pensychnant, estate cottage

HRS 3285 Reddish Mills and facade c1978

HRS 3285 Reddish Mills and facade c1978

Pensychnant, Wildlife Art Gallery

Pensychnant, Wildlife Art Gallery

Pensychnant, Wildlife Art Gallery

Pensychnant, Wildlife Art Gallery

HRS 6536 Pensychant, Memorial near Gwern Engen 2006

HRS 6536 Pensychant, Memorial near Gwern Engen 2006

HRS 4116 Spider hatchlings Conwy

HRS 4116 Spider hatchlings Conwy

HRS 4645a Moth, Pensychnant, Wales

HRS 4645a Moth, Pensychnant, Wales