Stout Hall, Reynoldston

Has been described as a Questionable Uncertain

There are no visible remains

NameStout Hall, Reynoldston
Alternative NamesStout Walls; Stouthall
Historic CountryGlamorgan
Modern AuthoritySwansea
1974 AuthorityWest Glamorgan

C18 house built on probably C13 castle site. (Salter)

At north side of the B4118 1km west of Little Reynoldston, standing in parkland.

In 1787 John Lucas inherited the old estate and house of Stouthall, and set about rebuilding the house. He engaged William Jernegan, the leading Swansea architect of his time. Jernegan's design is a slightly reduced copy of Penrice Castle, a nearby house. (Listed Building Report)

Stouthall (02902w; 265706) is situated slightly southwest of Reynoldston village, north of the A4118 within the former manor of Reynoldston and may have been the location of the house of the manor. William Jernegan built Stouthall house (19999; 01505w; LB 19870 II-star) in the late 1780s for John Lucas the younger, replacing an earlier house, which had been home to the Lucas family since the sixteenth century. (Glamorgan-Gwent Archaeological Trust)

Gatehouse Comments

The 'unpretentious late Georgian villa residence with unremarkable small park and wooded pleasure grounds' (Coflein) was a residence of the Lucas family who lived in Gower for at least 500 years and probably did have an earlier residence in Reynoldston (possibly at this site) but there seems to be no support, other than the slightly suggestive name of Stout Walls, for the idea of anything like a castle or other fortification at this site.

- Philip Davis

Not scheduled

This is a Grade 2* listed building protected by law

Historic Wales CADW listed database record number
The National Monument Record (Coflein) number(s)
County Historic Environment Record
OS Map Grid ReferenceSS474893
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  • Salter, Mike, 1991, The Castles of Gwent, Glamorgan and Gower (Malvern) p. 70
  • RCAHMW, 1981, An Inventory of the Ancient Monuments in Glamorgan Vol. 4 Part 1: The Greater Houses (London: HMSO) no. 39 p. 303-10 (later house only)