Traditional Construction: from ‘clom’ and thatch to town houses and terraces
There are over ½ a million old homes in Wales, but many people don’t realise why they are of such an important part of Wales’s cultural heritage.
The social and cultural history of every areas is reflected in its traditional buildings and although some may not initially seem special or exciting, each one is an irreplaceable element of the Welsh historic landscape. Together they tell the story of Wales, they tell of the industry and of the way of life or our ancestors, but they can contribute to our future too. Many areas are known for their pretty buildings and tourism thrives on it – think of the Cotswolds or of Chester. Or think of the economic regeneration that celebrating old buildings and industry can bring to an area such as Blaenavon.
Castles and cottages, protected and not protected – all could do with being better understood and cared for. Have a read of this leaflet: Traditional Construction: from 'clom' and thatch to town houses and terraces and celebrate Wales’s old buildings.