So what can we tell you about this fine Residence with its remarkable maritime heritage.
The manor has undergone some significant changes of late - and this is what you're really interested in we know, but first we'll indulge you will a brief history outline. It was originally built in the late 19th century and completed in 1899 after some 10 years of construction for a certain William Imrie of the White Star Shipping Company (owners of the ill-fated Titanic). It was built to an exacting standard using locally sourced materials, stone and Penrhyn slate and constructed in a typical Victorian style with thick walls, mullioned windows, ornate wood panelling with turrets and castellation's to several facades. From 1906 onward, the Manor had 2 further owners, most notably the Johnston family who also had a shipping legacy, much of which is captured within the superb stained glass window to the main staircase. During the 1980s, Bryn Mel then became a nursing home and come 2011 after the nursing business concluded, Bryn Mel Manor then began its next exciting chapter …..
Mjr Eric Platt
Mjr Eric Platt was a great-grandson of Henry Platt (1793/1842) founder of Platt Bros whose business encompassed textiles, iron works, collieries by 1879 the firm were the largest makers of cotton-processing machinery in Lancashire & indeed the world.
When first married, Eric Platt resided at Bryn Mel on the Isle of Anglesey just across the Menai-Strait from Bangor, which had been built in 1889 for William Imrie (White Star Shipping) and used as his summer home - all 39 bedrooms!
After lmrie's death (1906) Bryn Mel was purchased by Eric Platt and was his main residence until 1914 when after the death of his father he and his family move across the Menai Strait to Gorddiniog, Llanfairfechan.
Eric Platt entered Anglesey county life, he was appointed a county magistrate and in 1907 was High Sheriff of the county. He followed the hounds with enthusiasm and was, for several years, the secretary of the Anglesey Hunt. Horses played an important part in Eric Platt's life, in addition to the hunters of that era, he owned, over many years, a string of racehorses which ran under National Hunt Rules.