ST1196 : Llancaiach Fawr

near to Nelson, Caerphilly/Caerffili, Great Britain

Llancaiach Fawr
Llancaiach Fawr
Llancaiach Fawr is a surviving Tudor period manor house and well worth a visit. It is operated and owned today by the local county borough as 'a museum of living history, where first person interpretation is used exclusively by the costumed interpreters in the house, who take on the role of the house servants. Consequently they communicate with visitors entirely in period English (claiming that the master of the house disapproves of the use of Welsh, a not uncommon attitude at the time) and feign unfamiliarity with post-1645 history and technological developments.

The thematic setting for the museum is the year 1645, at the height of the English Civil War when King Charles I of England visited the house to persuade its owner, Colonel Edward Prichard, not to change his allegiance to Parliament. However, Col. Prichard did change his allegiance soon after, allowing the house to represent the different sides of the conflict at different times in the year'.

I've been coming here since it first opened and can't recommend it highly enough.
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Sunday, 7 October, 2012   (more nearby)
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Monday, 8 October, 2012
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Historic sites and artefacts  Village, Rural settlement  Housing, Dwellings  Educational sites 
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OSGB36: geotagged! ST 1136 9661 [10m precision]
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OSGB36: geotagged! ST 1136 9658
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