Bach y graig

  • Posted on: 24 September 2009
  • By: David Thrale

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The new site design is very good, extremely professional, well done.

Well I have now stayed at Bach y Graig! On my birthday my girlfriend arranged for a nights stay as a treat. Brings it all into perspective.

We only live 9 miles away in Rhuddlan at weekends so not far but still a world apart. We had a great hike to the top of Tremerchian and across the front of the Brynbella estate which is a public footpath. Took a couple of photos of the front (unfortunately with me in them).

Bach y Graig was fantastic, if there are two level floorboards in the place I'd be amazed! the RC over the arch is still very clear as it is at Plas Clough.

So now I've almost done the Thrale Welsh tour Bach y Graig, Brynbella!


Hello -  I am finding this history all very interesting to read. My husband is actually a direct descendant of Richard the Hen and Sir Richard. We are planning a trip over to the Uk to stay at Bach y Graig. Is there any video from the BBC on Sir Richard?


We have recently published an article about Sir Richard Clough, builder of Bach-y-graig, who features on your website:

We would like to link to your page of information about Bach-y-graig, and in exchange, would ask if it were possible for you to give us a link on your site.

Looking forward to hearing from you,

Sarah Goodey
Assistant Producer – Legacies
t. 01633 233772
BBC Community Studio
43-44 High St Newport NP20 1GF

Built in 1567 by Sir Richard Clough, Knight of the Holy Sepulchre, and second husband of Katherine Tudor of Berain. Richard made a pilgrimage to the Holy Land on crusade

Dear Mr Thrale, Wonderful site but I have to question the quote above from your Bach-y-craig page. No crusades at that time I am afraid!

I found your site by entering Brynbella in a web search because the present owners have just visited Samuel Johnson's Birthplace Museum in Lichfield. Where I work.

David Titley

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David Well-spotted. I blithely took this information from elsewhere without realising the discrepancy. I have now corrected the article. Thank you. owner: David Thrale | My blog | Family motto: In cruce confido