Wynnstay. 1820-1880. Volume 4 Stanley Leighton Sketches
The mansion of Wynnstay has gone through many reconstructions. The ‘Queen Ann’ elevation was better than the Georgian. and the early Georgian better than the later.
The house. which was burnt down in 1858, was a very plain building indeed and inconvenient, but contained some fine rooms and a library upstairs.
All the books and manuscripts and some of the portraits perished in the flames.
The new house was designed in the character of a French chateau, by Ferry.