The battle to save one of Wales’ ‘most haunted’ mansions

By: Steve Bagnall March 14, 2021,

A campaign has been launched to save one of Wales’ most famous haunted mansions. Plas Teg at Pontblyddyn, near Mold, has featured in the media regularly, renowned for reports of spectres, ghosts and phantoms, haunting the building and grounds.

It was taken over and saved from neglect by Cornelia Bayley, 35 years ago, who recently celebrated her 80th birthday.

However Plas Teg requires urgent repairs, including roof repairs and timber treatment, with the costs estimated in excess of £10,000.

A statement by the Plas Teg Trust, set up to preserve the building, said: “A huge thank you if you’ve donated to help with the repairs required at the magnificent Plas Teg. You’ve helped us to raise close to £700 so far.

Cornelia Bayley inside Plas Teg

“The urgent repairs exceed £10,000, so all donations will help and are greatly appreciated by Cornelia and the trust.”

The Jacobean mansion, built by Sir John Trevor in 1610, is said to be one of the most haunted buildings in Wales.

Plas Teg is thought to have been used as a local court during its history where people were tried and hung.

The infamous hanging judge George Jeffreys is said to haunt the corridors of the house, as well as John Trevor V who died in a carriage crash, after allegedly killing his wife, when he found out she’d had an affair.

Other ghosts are allegedly haunting the ground include Sir John’s daughter Dorothy who is said to wander along the A541 road that runs by the mansion; and 16-year-old Elizabeth Roper who either fell or was pushed down a well after getting involved in a love triangle.

Visitors to Plas Teg report hearing laughing, voices, even dogs barking and footsteps and seeing objects move and some experience temperature changes and rapid mood swings.

In 2006 pop group Girls Aloud braved Plas Teg for the ITV2 show “Ghosthunting With Girls Aloud”.

To donate to the building costs, click here.

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