Harlech castle

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Harlech castle

WILLIAMS, (Arthur) Osmond (1849 - 1927), JP, DL Carnarvonshire and Merionethshire; Chairman Quarter Sessions; Lord-Lieutenant of Merionethshire; Constable of Harlech Castle, 1909

WYNNE, William Robert Maurice (1840 - 1909), JP; Lord Lieutenant of Merionethshire from 1891; Chairman of Quarter Sessions; Constable of Harlech Castle

Ormsby-Gore, George Ralph Charles (1855 - 1938), JP, DL; formerly commanded Welsh Guards; Lord-Lieutenant, Co. Leitrim and Merionethshire; Constable of Harlech Castle since 1927

WILLIAMS-WYNNE, John Francis (1908 - 1998), Vice Lord-Lieutenant of Gwynedd, 1980–85 (Lieutenant, 1974–80; HM Lieutenant of Merioneth, 1957–74); Constable of Harlech Castle since 1964

Ormsby-Gore, William George Arthur (1885 - 1964), PC 1927; Lord-Lieutenant Merionethshire, 1938–57; Constable of Harlech Castle, since 1938; Constable of Caernarvon Castle, 1946–63; an Elected Trustee of British Museum, 1937; a Trustee of the National Gallery, 1927–34 and 1936–41; a Trustee of Tate Gallery, 1931–38 and 1945–53; Pro-Chancellor of University of Wales, 1945–57; Director: Bank of West Africa (late Chairman); Midland Bank Ltd (late Chairman)

Ormsby-Gore, William Richard (1819 - 1904), [title taken from Harlech, Merionethshire, the castle of which was defended by a member of his family in the Wars of the Roses for Henry VI, and for Charles I by another member (Col Owen)]; HM’s Lieutenant and Custos Rostulorum of Co. Leitrim from 1885; Provincial Grand Master Freemasons of North Wales from 1885 and North Connaught from 1871


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Was built for Edward I as one of a series of fortifications intended to secure his conquest of north Wales. Begun in May 1283, it was largely completed in seven years and is one of the greatest achievements of its architect, Master James of St George. In the Welsh rising of 1400–13, Harlech fell to Owain Glyndŵr, became the residence of his court and his family, and may have been the place where he was crowned prince of Wales.

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