Great Estates: a castle moved 400 yards, brick-by-brick, for a better view

When you climb the spiral staircase to the turret at the top of the tower at Stradey Castle the views are breathtaking, stretching across 1,700 acres of rural Wales and out to sea. It’s no wonder David Lewis moved his stately home brick by brick to a higher elevation in 1855. The ­family now calls its former location, 400 yards further south, the ­“wilderness lowland”.

Grade II*-listed Stradey Castle, on the western edge of Llanelli in Carmarthenshire, is one of the last privately he… (View original article)