Dating welsh houses
read more The seat of the Phillips family since around 1300, the bleak castle's remodelling in the mid-18th century created a country house with fine plasterwork and panelling, while a Regency wing was added in the 1800s. read more Set at the foot of glorious rolling hills and overlooking the Severn valley, Plas Dinam is the perfect location to enjoy un-spoilt Welsh countryside at its best.Whether for a weekend or holiday with friends, as a corporate getaway or as a spectacular wed...Built by the illustrious North Wales Wynn family, c.1500, a fine example of a Tudor courtyard house incorporating medieval material from the dissolved abbey of ...This property offers free access to HHA Friends and Members during normal opening hours - please chec...read more 17th century house replacing a much earlier one and the home of the Conwy family for over 500 years, it was reworked in 1875 by the famous architect William Eden Nesfield.
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.
Llanvihangel Court is an historic 15C Tudor Manor with landscaped gardens.
The house contains fine 17C panelling and plaster ceilings, with an important oak st...
Rather unusually, you can see that this house had a cruck-framed late medieval predecessor."It’s very interesting to see the process: one permanent house has replaced another except for the stubs of the crucks.”It’s symbolic of a widespread overhaul.
“There was a real move to clear away the old stock of cruck-framed houses and build nice new storeyed houses and fireplaces.“Sometime between 1500 and about 1550, the peasant farmers replaced their houses with this new wave of small-scale gentry houses.“They almost completely rebuilt the housing stock between 1520 and, say, 1620.