Born 25 April 1821, at Broughton castle, Oxon.. By profession he was a lawyer, and also a promoter of railways; it was he, e.g., who got the ‘Brecon and Merthyr Railway’ constructed. His chief interest, however, was in antiquities, and he was a prominent member of the Cambrian Archaeological Association. He played a leading part in the restoration of the priory church (now the cathedral) at Brecon (see his Short Account of S. John the Evangelist … at Brecon, 1874), and of Manorbier castle; and he bought and thoroughly restored the castle of Caldicot, near Chepstow. He died 6 December 1897, at Brecon, and is commemorated by a memorial in Brecon cathedral.
Published date: 1959
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