HistoryPoints News

Feb 25, 2017

Seeing red over yellow limewash

There was an outcry when Crickhowell's 15th-century gatehouse received a coat of yellow limewash in the 1990s. The colour had been matched ...

Category: General
Posted by: RhodriC

to historic limewashes but locals were accustomed to the gatehouse's bare stonework. The building originally protected Cwrt-y-Carw, a fortified manor house, and was depicted on early banknotes. For more about the gatehouse and to see a photo of one of the banknotes, scan the HistoryPoints QR codes on the wall by the pavement on the opposite side of Brecon Road (the A40). Or click here