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In particular, it places these developments on a firm timeline by using dendrochronology dating building timber through the growth rings in the wood to accurately date the main structural elements. The introduction begins by describing the usual medieval style of house throughout England and Wales, the hall-house. This type of house, built to impress, focused on the large main hall, open to the roof, which was held up by massive curved timber frames called crucks. An open hearth, with no chimney, stood in the middle of the hall, with the smoke rising up to the roof. In the first half of the 16th century this house plan began to be modified, initially with the building of fireplaces and chimneys. Existing hall-houses replaced the central hearth with a fireplace, while newly built houses began placing the fireplaces at the end of the hall. Since the chimney took the smoke directly outside the house, the need for a vast open space above the hall, where the smoke dissipated, was eliminated. This space was then used to create a second story of private chambers, increasing the living space. All these modifications in the house plan lead to the classic Snowdonia-style house.

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Archaeology excavation, building survey, scientific dating has established that peasant houses in much of Britain had a durability that was probably exceptional in late medieval Europe. Peasant houses in late medieval England and Wales Scotland and Ireland were more complex were not self-built homes but professionally made by craftsmen, and a central aspect of material culture. Building the late medieval peasant house was an aspect of consumption that entailed important choices relating to expenditure, construction, and, above all, the plan that structured household life.

The widespread adoption by peasants of the hierarchical hall-house plan was in part an appropriation of high-status housing culture and inseparable from the construction and maintenance of free peasant social identity. The eventual rejection of the hall-house in the sixteenth century ended a peasant building tradition that had begun in the thirteenth century and matured during the fourteenth and fifteenth centuries.

Black and white images of various Welsh views, produced by former Radiocarbon dating: an archaeological perspective, Walnut Creek, Calif. Eryri / Discovering the Historic Houses of Snowdonia by Margaret Dunn and.

Richard Suggett, from the Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Wales, explains how the timber used in a historic house can tell us exactly when it was built, down to the season of the year. The house has special interest as the traditional home of Bishop William Morgan, translator of the whole Bible into Welsh in A new book, using the latest evidence from a new scientific process, gives the definitive answer.

Traditional historical associations can be quite fragile. Some houses helpfully carry date inscriptions, but the fashion for dating buildings begins in the later 16th century, a good deal later than the earliest surviving houses. A forthcoming book, Discovering the Historic Houses of Snowdonia, is concerned with dating houses built in Wales before there were date inscriptions.

Until recently, dating early houses had been an approximate and often intuitive business. A process called tree-ring dating now provides a scientific technique for dating timber that can be accurate not only to the year but sometimes the season of felling. Tree-ring dating is based on the way in which hard woods, especially oak used in building, have annual growth rings which vary in width according to the growing season. Reassur-ingly, the results of tree-ring dating are sometimes confirmed by a date inscription.

For instance, at Plas Mawr, Conwy, splendidly restored by Cadw , the roof has been scientifically dated and underneath it is a plaster ceiling dated This is not the end of the story. The house histories range from great medieval halls open to the roof, such as Egryn —10; recently restored by the National Trust to early storeyed houses.

The earliest identified storeyed house is Dugoed Penmachno , tree-ring dated —

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Additional Information. Barry Training College Collection: Ref. Set of black and white images showing houses in Glamorgan, copied from photographs originally held by Barry Training College. Covering dates: Survey archive from archaeological observations and evaluations, produced by Border Archaeology, relating to:. General Digital Donations Collection: Ref. General Information Collection: Ref.

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Welsh History Month: Old houses show their age

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Ruthin’s market hall has been a popular facility for many generations, but there were many setbacks in its early years. Construction of the hall and adjoining town hall cost more than expected, driving the But his day was about to get even worse, as he was ejected that evening from the White Lion Hotel, Ferryside, for over-indulging and later arrested Fraudster Henry Jones thought Dolgellau’s old jail was an ideal place to lie low in , as it had long since become a respectable hotel.

After tricking people in a string of towns in England and Wales, his luck ran out when he was caught in bed This building, home to the offices of estate agency Joan Hopkin, dates from the s. Today it looks rather out of place among the larger buildings which line Castle Street, but at one time most of the buildings along the street would have been of similar timber-frame construction.

The building is not as small as the frontage might suggest.

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Born in , James Dunn worked as a mineworker in the English Midlands as a child. The picture depicts a Welsh collier and his family inside their home. In coal districts where company housing was common, the allocation of homes was According to a newspaper account published in , a thirty-year-old miner.

It picks out the places and people that make Anglesey special in 26 chapters, ranging from people like Christmas Evans and Kyffin Williams, to topics such as lighthouses, nature reserves and industry. Anglesey in 50 Buildings – Warren Kovach, “Anglesey in 50 Buildings” explores the history of the island through 50 of its most iconic buildings.

It is well illustrated by the author with photographs of all the buildings. Each point of interest is illustrated with a pair of photos, one from the 19th to early 20th century and another recent one, together with a short description of their historical significance. The guide points out features of interest and explains their history and their engineering and social significance. It is richly illustrated with historical images from the Menai Heritage archives as well as modern photos showing the main points of interest.

Available from the Menai Heritage online shop. War, Peace and the Women’s Institute – Barbara Lawson-Reay, In the early ‘s north-east Wales was a dangerous place for women – Suffragist’s meetings descended into near riot, or in some cases were banned by police before they even started! Yet, by the turn of the century, it had become a fashionable seaside resort.

While the First World War impacted greatly on the community, its popularity continued to increase afterwards as more people arrived by train, car and bus.

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The library of the Radnorshire Society. Transactions of the Radnorshire Society 70 , p. The [Radnorshire] county archives. Transactions of the Radnorshire Society 63 , p. Local Census Listings 2nd ed. How old is this church? The church plate of Radnorshire. Stow-on-the-Wold : J. Alden, Sanctuaries and saints : an essay on the churches and saints of Brecon and Radnor. The Church of England in Radnorshire in the s. Radnorshire Society Transactions , vol. Marching to Zion : Radnorshire chapels.

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