The Discovering Old Welsh Houses Group

link_to_french_translationThe Discovering Old Welsh Houses Group

The group encourages better appreciation of pre-1700 houses, through study of archaeology, landscape and economic and social history. It is actively involved in recording buildings and architecture, and has organised dendrochronology to enable the origins of old houses in North Wales to be better understood.

You can join the group for a £10 annual subscription. Contact: M Dunn, Bryn Bedd, Nantgwynant, Gwynedd LL55 4NL.

Website of Discovering Old Welsh Houses

HiPoints collection:

Tŷ Gwyn, Barmouth - reputedly built as a Lancastrian safe house during the Wars of the Roses
Penlan Fawr, Pwllheli - the town's oldest building, and one of Wales' oldest inns
Saracen's Head, Beddgelert - once a farmhouse belonging to Aberconwy Abbey. Was also an inn by the 1790s
The Tudor Rose, Beaumaris - one timber from this house was dated to winter 1485-86
George & Dragon, Beaumaris - now a pub, with a painting of a bleeding heart from c.1610 on a truss inside
34 Castle Street, Beaumaris - the façade hides a medieval house, probably built c.1483