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Hafodunos: A Gilbert Scott Masterpiece

The alarm rang at 6.30am and after almost four hours of driving through some of the most beautiful scenery that North Wales has to offer, I arrived along a country road and was greeted by the gate house. I slowed … Continue reading

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Iscoed: A Red Brick Mansion in Carmarthenshire

On a hill, overlooking Carmarthen Bay, sits the red brick mansion of Iscoed. Work began on the construction of the mansion  in 1772. The choice of red brick was unusual for that part of West Wales.  Iscoed consists of a … Continue reading

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Remote, Derelict and on the Market

The derelict farmhouse known as Pemprys, twenty minutes from Aberystwyth is currently on the market. If seclusion is what you’re after then this house is the one for you! This Grade II listed building is sited on a small plot … Continue reading

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Neuadd Fawr: A classical beauty

North of the small Carmarthenshire village of Cilycwm and surrounded by beautiful countryside stands Neuadd Fawr, a classically fronted grade II listed mansion set within its own parkland. The house was originally built in 1784 and was subsequently enlarged and … Continue reading

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Brynkir Revisited

A weekend in north Wales, led to a rather spontaneous visit to Brynkir, which is located on the edge of the beautiful Snowdonia  National Park. Leaving the car in a lay by I asked my friends to follow me.  Slightly … Continue reading

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Crumbling Iscoed

The decaying entrance hallway at Iscoed

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Piercefield House

Piercefield House is a large ruined neo-Palladian mansion on the fringes of Chepstow.  I have made two visits to Piercefield during the last eighteen months. It is situated directly on a public footpath, so it is easy to access the … Continue reading

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