Wales Travel

Nantclwyd y Dre

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

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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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