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Friends of Court Farm - Historic Buildings talk - Llandeilo

In March of this year, we were fortunate enough to have two of Wales’ foremost experts in historic buildings to give illustrated talks in the Civic Hall Llandeilo.

Thomas Lloyd, who many of us know and is one of our patrons, came to talk to us about the’ Lost Houses of Wales’. This is the  title of Tom’s book that was first published in 1986, alas no longer in print, telling the story of  the numerous beautiful mansions that have been lost in Wales since the beginning of the last century  – either pulled down, demolished or left to the ravages  of  time and the weather. Although Tom has given this talk on many occasions, he, as ever, made it most entertaining and interesting. We had persuaded him at long last to use modern technology and his slides were now converted to a digital format. [a good move more over – as we didn’t have a slide projector!]

60. Tegfynydd

Tegfynydd can only be described as an almost perfect shell of a delightful victorian mansion.

We were also extremely grateful to Richard Sugget, senior investigator at the Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historic Monuments of Wales who came to talk about the older vernacular buildings in Wales. Richard has spent many hours at Court studying and trying to make sense of its early development. He spoke about the early development of buildings throughout Wales explaining in some detail how nationally important Court is in tracing their development   in the 16th and 17th centuries. He also showed some of the 3D images that we now have of Court that were developed by DeMonfort University last year when they were here as part of a grant project to produce laser sourced 3D images of the building. See the video below

The talk was extremely well attended; we put that down the eminence of our speakers. We are exceedingly grateful for their support.  The afternoon was rounded off by tea and delicious homemade cakes- and we do know a few folks had two helpings