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Cartrefi Cefn Gwlad Cymru

By Richard Suggett, Greg Stevenson, 2010.

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Introducing Houses of the Welsh Countryside

This stunningly illustrated book provides a wonderful opportunity for a better understanding of our precious architectural history – from the early Medieval House and the Longhouse to Houses of the Welsh Border, through to the Modern House and the Cottage. For the fi rst time it features spectacular CGI images which provide unique perspective views of the Welsh house.
Thirty years ago Peter Smith fi rst saw Tŷ-mawr, Castle Caereinion, a medieval masterpiece but a ramshackle ruin. The importance and vulnerability of Tŷ-mawr started him on an architectural journey which led not only to the restoration of Tŷ-mawr to its former glory but also to the saving of many signifi cant buildings which would otherwise have been lost.
This book celebrates the achievement of Peter Smith’s Houses of the Welsh Countryside, which has had a profound infl uence on the understanding and appreciation of traditional architecture in Wales since its publication in 1975.
It is intended as both an updated introduction to the themes developed in Houses of the Welsh Countryside and a companion to the television series Cartrefi Cefn Gwlad Cymru on S4C, which has presented these themes to a national audience.
The authors: Richard Suggett is an investigator for the Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Wales. Greg Stevenson is a freelance architectural historian.

Forward by Gwenda Griffith
Chapter 1 - Introduction

Chapter 2 - The Medieval Hall

Chapter 3 - The Snowdonian House

Chapter 4 - The Longhouse

Chapter 5 - Houses of the Welsh Border

Chapter 6 - Towards the Modern House

Chapter 7 - The Cottage

Chapter 8 - Saving Houses: an extract from a memoir by Peter Smith

Further Reading


  • ISBN: 978-1-84771-276-9

Cover: Softback
Size: 200 x 210mm
Pages: 204
Illustrations: 106
Price: £14.95
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