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Jun 25, 2021

Cwmbrȃn's Phoenix-like mill

The new town of Cwmbrȃn looked set to lose one of its oldest buildings in the early 1970s, after boys set fire to the centuries-old Llanyrafon Mill. The building, which once had three pairs of millstones, was a roofless ruin for years, until a scheme ...

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Posted by: RhodriC

for unemployed people restored the structure. Today an enthusiastic Friends group looks after the mill and is dedicated to restoring it to working order. For more on the history of Llanyrafon Mill, including the story of its enterprising tenant miller in the 20th century, use your smartphone to scan the HistoryPoints QR codes on the left side of the entrance gate (they're accessible when the mill is closed or open to visitors). Or click here