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Excavation of House Platform at Cwmffwrn Farm 13/14th July 2024

This summer we are continuing the excavation of a house platform at Cwmffwrn Farm near Abbeycwmhir, Radnorshire. This research is helping us to gain a greater understanding of the history of our Welsh uplands, the rich history of the countryside, which is an important part of the story of Wales. We will be investigating archaeological remains …

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Talk: Where the monks trod

Between 2009 and 2023 Jenny Hall and Paul Sambrook of Trysor undertook a series of upland archaeological field surveys in the Elenydd hills, which include lands formerly included within the upland granges of the Cistercian abbey at Strata Florida. The surveys have identified archaeological features which range from prehistory to the 20th century, charting the archaeology …

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On-line talk Pilgrimage in Wales: then and now

Madeleine Gray is Professor Emerita of Ecclesiastical History at the University of South Wales. She has close links with a number of heritage and community organisations, including the Church Monuments Society. She has published extensively on late medieval and early modern history with a particular focus on visual and material evidence for the history of …

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Your visit

  The Exhibits   Activity pamphlets for children   Hunt the Mason Marks in the Ruins   Route descriptions for Community Heritage Walks   A free Quick Tour Guide of the Abbey is available as a leaflet to take with you from the leaflet stand in the Exhibition Room at Home Farm, Abbeycwmhir. Activity pamphlets …

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Events

Heritage Research Discussion Group Zoom – Second Monday of each month 7.30pm If you would like to join this discussion group, please contact Mel at history.cwmhirabbey@gmail.com.  Recordings of discussions so far can be found here Friday 12th July – Monday 15th July 2024 Excavation of a potentially medieval house platform at Cwmffwrn Farm. Public Days …

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Sugar Loaf Community Heritage Walk (Blue)

IMPROVED ROUTE NOW INCLUDES OPTION TO AVOID MOST ROAD WALKING A circular walk through forestry, farmland and country lanes Distance: 3.6 kms/2.2 miles Difficulty: Easy Duration: 1 hour Route descriptions for this walk are available here Sugar Loaf Community Heritage Walk Welsh Sugar Loaf Community Heritage Walk English We welcome your comments on this walk …

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