Dating old welsh houses
It’s rather like Mary Arden’s house."We tree ring dated it, a bit in trepidation.
But actually it turned out to be dated 1565, which was the year that he went to Cambridge, so obviously the family had struck a good patch, rebuilt their house and sent him off to Cambridge.”Now owned by the National Trust, this is a “big-ish, three-unit farmhouse”, according to Suggett.“But buried in the walls are the remains of these crucks.
Over a hundred people attended the Annual Public Lecture held this year in Conwy.
Margaret commented “Another development is the newly revised bilingual website: which contains an increasing amount of information about the project and the Group”.
With over 306,000 hits on the website in the last twelve months and more than a hundred members signing up since Easter the DATING OLD WELSH HOUSES GROUP is already making an impact in communities across north west Wales.
So a farmer’s house which turned out to have foundations as far back as 1518 was a shock.“To our complete surprise, we found out that the earliest storeyed houses in Snowdonia are among the earliest in Britain,” explains Richard Suggett.Impact has been achieved by innovative use of digital technology and by dissemination focusing on significant sites and artefacts featured in the poetry.The aim of the research project was to produce a new edition of the poetry of Guto'r Glyn, a fifteenth-century Welsh praise poet.The interior includes collections of armour, portraits and an Egyptian mummy.read more Stradey Castle is a 'set piece' Victorian house virtually unchanged since the 19th century. The restoration of this important heritage property, the surrounding terrace and woodland gardens and parkland is well underway. read more NB this property does not offer free access to HHA Friends and Members.
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“Snowdonia is seen as kind of remote and the houses relatively late on that western fringe. We knew there were a sprinkling of pre-1600 houses but we really thought they were generally from 1600 and afterwards.