The Welsh Assembly Government grants, ranging from £4,444 to £140,000, have been offered to carry out essential repairs and restoration work to these buildings across Wales.
One treasure which has been offered a grant to safeguard its future is Tal y Braich, Rhosgadfan, near Caernarfon.
The Heritage Minister, Alun Ffred Jones said:
“I am delighted to offer these grants for historic building repairs which will ensure that some of our most important buildings are restored and maintained for the enjoyment of future generations.
“Tal y Braich is a powerful testament to the people who once lived and worked in this inhospitable landscape. Simple vernacular buildings of this type were once common in this area, but they are a fragile resource and most have been lost through unsympathetic adaption and alteration. The cottage has not been used since the 1950s and its survival is remarkable.
“I’d also like to take this opportunity to congratulate Cadw on their 25th anniversary and for the role that they have played over the years in safeguarding our historic environment. Over the last 25 years Cadw has granted some £70 million for historic buildings and ancient monuments the length and breadth of Wales.”
The £646,472 will be shared between the following projects:
- Bob’s Bookshop, Knighton, Powys
Prominent in the Knighton townscape, Bob’s Bookshop contributes towards the character of the historic townscape. Grant of £4,444 offered towards re-roofing and associated repairs.
- Plas Coch, Llanedwen, Anglesey
Plas Coch is an exceptional example of a late 16th century country gentry house in the early Renaissance style which retains much of its original external detail. Grant of £100,000 offered towards a comprehensive scheme of historic fabric repair.
- Llanyrafon Manor, Llanyrafon, Cwmbran, Torfaen
Listed grade II*, Llanyrafon Manor is an important 16th to 17th century gentry house with fine surviving interior details, particularly its fireplaces and partition. Grant of £120,000 offered towards a comprehensive scheme of repairs.
- Tal Y Braich, Rhosgadfan, Caernarfon, Gwynedd
Tal Y Braich is an exceptionally well preserved and unaltered early 19th century smallholder’s cottage and attached cowhouse. Grant of £52,500 towards a scheme of works including re-roofing, re-pointing and re-instatement of windows.
- Adulam Baptist Chapel, Felinfoel, Llanelli, Carmarthenshire
An essentially late 19th century chapel, Adulam Chapel has a fine interior and forms a good architectural group with its vestry and baptistery. Grant of £140,000 offered towards a scheme of works including re-roofing, re-rendering and repair of windows.
- Islamic Society for Gwent, Victoria Road, Newport
Originally the home of the Victoria Road United Reformed Church this building, now used by the Islamic Society for Gwent as a multi-denominational place of worship, is a strikingly sited and impressive 19th century chapel. Grant of £135,000 offered towards a comprehensive scheme of conservation repairs.
- Our Lady & St Michael RC Church, Abergavenny, Monmouthshire
A finely designed and finished Roman Catholic church by J B Bucknall, one of the most notable Victorian architects in Wales, this church has retained much of its original character. Grant of £36,000 offered towards a scheme of conservation repairs.
- Churchbank, Church Lane, Beaumaris, Anglesey
A well preserved Georgian house of definite quality and character, Church Bank is prominent in the townscape of Beaumaris. Grant of £25,000 offered towards works to restore the exterior of the building.
- 1 Seaview, Cemaes Bay, Anglesey
one of a long row of former fisherman’s cottages. Sea View contributes greatly to the character of the Cemaes Bay conservation area. Grant of £3,750 offered towards works to re-instate the original door and window designs to the front elevation of the house.
- 14 Albany Terrace, St Thomas Green, Haverfordwest, Pembrokeshire
14 Albany Terrace has special historic interest as one of a row of low 18th century houses. Grant of £8,250 offered towards a scheme of external repairs to the building.
- 17 Hamilton Terrace, Milford Haven, Pembrokeshire
Dating from 1800, this house is part of a broad promenade which runs from east to west in a prominent position in the town of Milford Haven. Grant of £7,000 offered towards repairs to the exterior of the building.
- 3 Bute Esplanade, Cardiff
3 Bute Esplanade is a well preserved house from the early development of the Butetown area of Cardiff. Grant of £10,000 offered towards repairs to the external shell of the building.
- Cromlech House, St Davids, Pembrokeshire
A late Victorian property situated in the St David’s conservation area with interesting original detailing. Grant of £4,528 offered towards a scheme of works to reinstate external features.
29 October 2009