Old Maps used to be pretty detailed! This is from the OS map of 1911. Not only has the house name well and truly settled down as Penraevon, but we can see details of the house layout and outbuildings.
It’s funny because as you walk around the house there are features that you wonder whether are original or not. For example to the side of the house is a mysterious brick bunker with steps going down. We thought it might have been a WWII air raid shelter – but it’s shown on this map of 1911 – no air raids in 1911! We have since discovered that was in fact both – an original coal bunker that was then augmented with a concrete roof slab and extended brick walls.
The other thing that can be seen on this map is the glasshouse. Quite large and imposing, maybe more of an Orangery?….or maybe there was a keen botanist in the house? Further investigation has brought to light that this glasshouse is right next to the Tennis Court…so maybe they had given up on Tennis by 1911??
The courtyard shows the cut-away veranda – again another feature that I suspected may have been later – but no.