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Nantclwyd y Dre

Nantclwyd y Dre is the oldest timber town house in Wales. Nantclwyd y Dre 1

The house was dated using the method described in the picture below. It was very interesting to learn about it, as I had no idea it’s possible to pin point the exact date when the tree was cut down.
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The house has so much character, it’s charming. I love it. The house was built in the 15th century, but over the years a lot of additions were made to the original structure. The first addition was made in 1620s by the owner, a wealthy lawyer. More rooms were added in the late 17th century, by the lawyer’s granddaughter.

The house was bought for £192 in 1722 and the new owners added more rooms. In the 19th century the house was rented to very special tenants, doctors or head-masters.
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The Hall was built in 1435, almost 580 years ago.
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The Georgian room was added in 1734 and it’s now decorated with the aid from the Ruthin Town Council.
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The school-room is a lovely room. Love the tea set and the toys.
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The room was decorated like in the Elizabethan period, colourful, high neck collars and flamboyant.
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Afterwards we went to Ruthin Castle.

The peacocks are adults now. Last year they were small chicks, in July I think they were only a few weeks old, in December they were “teenagers”, bigger and more confident.nyd_19

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I was trying to get closer so hubby can take a picture, but the peacock wasn’t very friendly.
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In the bar, waiting our cream tea.
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