SO0407 : Cyfarthfa Castle, Merthyr Tydfil

taken 13 years ago, near to Merthyr Tydfil/Merthyr Tudful, Great Britain

Cyfarthfa Castle, Merthyr Tydfil
Cyfarthfa Castle, Merthyr Tydfil
The iron master's residence Cyfarthfa Castle LinkExternal link was built by William Crawshay II in 1824, overlooking the massive Cyfarthfa Iron Works LinkExternal link below (and see archived photos of the iron works here LinkExternal link ).

This view shows the main facade of the building, which overlooks the valley to the west.

Dominating the scene in medieval fashion with its castellated towers, it's no wonder that during the 1831 Merthyr Rising LinkExternal link the Chartist protesters came to Cyfarthfa Castle to protest their grievances against their main protagonist William Crawshay.

In 1909 Cyfarthfa Castle was purchased for 19,700 from the Crawshay family and was opened as a public Museum and Art Gallery in 1910 LinkExternal link (Archive LinkExternal link ) .

The building is currently (2008) home to the Cyfarthfa Castle Museum and Art Gallery LinkExternal link (Archive LinkExternal link ) and the Cyfarthfa High School LinkExternal link (Archive LinkExternal link ) .
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Date Taken
Wednesday, 21 March, 2007   (more nearby)
Submitted
Monday, 24 November, 2008
Category
Industrial heritage > Industrial heritage   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SO 041 073 [100m precision]
WGS84: 51:45.3690N 3:23.4471W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SO 041 073
View Direction
Northwest (about 315 degrees)
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