SN2238 : Cilwendeg Shell House Hermitage

taken 16 years ago, near to Newchapel, Pembrokeshire/Sir Benfro, Wales

Cilwendeg Shell House Hermitage
Cilwendeg Shell House Hermitage
To quote from a leaflet available at SN2138 : Capel Colman: "this is a most remarkable ornamental grotto, and a rare survival in West Wales. It was built in the late 1820s for Morgan Jones the Younger (1787-1840), who inherited the Cilwendeg estate upon the death of his uncle. It is believed the ladies of Cilwendeg Mansion devised the original patterns for the interior decoration. This consists of a profusion of native seashells, minerals and coloured glass fragments arranged in primitive patterns and impressed into lime mortar panels."

Details of a dig before its recent restoration: LinkExternal link (Archive LinkExternal link )

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Date Taken
Thursday, 20 September, 2007   (more nearby)
Tuesday, 2 October, 2007
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SN 221 386 [100m precision]
WGS84: 52:1.0783N 4:35.5684W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SN 222 386
View Direction
West-northwest (about 292 degrees)
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Image classification(about): Geograph (First for SN2238) · First in 5 Years (TPoint) (about)
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