Jeff’s History Blog – My visit to Old Beaupre Castle

Today I visited a lovely place called Old Beaupre Castle, in the Vale of Glamorgan. Substantial remains of a castle largely built in 14th to 16th centuries. Once owned by the Mansels and later on the Bassets. Richard Basset supported King Charles 1st during the English Civil War. After the kings defeat he was forcedContinue reading “Jeff’s History Blog – My visit to Old Beaupre Castle”

Jeff’s History Blog – My trip to St Andrews Major

First visit to St Andrews Major church – I’m very impressed with the place, nice surroundings in a small peaceful village. The high west tower with a corbelled parapet and a south door way, the porch and wide north aisle all date from remodelling of 1480-1520. The nave and chancel are maybe 13th century andContinue reading “Jeff’s History Blog – My trip to St Andrews Major”

Jeff’s History Blog – My trip to Llantrithyd village

Done a 7 mile trip to this village on bike and on approach I found a stunning place a church, St Illyds, and 16th century manor house in a quiet countryside setting. Brief history – the manor house Llantrithyd Place was built by John Bassett in the early part of the 16th century. The ruinsContinue reading “Jeff’s History Blog – My trip to Llantrithyd village”

Pathway to the Past – Mural comes alive!

New street-art mural marks entrance to Iron Age hillfort Young people from North Ely Youth Centre, Petherbridge Road, Ely, Cardiff have created a visually striking new mural to signpost a new heritage trail that will soon be developed around the Caerau Iron Age hillfort as part of a Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) All Our Stories grant. The creation of the heritage trailContinue reading “Pathway to the Past – Mural comes alive!”

Find Out More About The CAER Heritage Project – New Online Publication

To celebrate the launch of the CAER Heritage Project exhibition at the Senedd and Cardiff Story Museum, find out more about what we’ve been up to over the last year with this free downloadable publication               CAERBooklet_English                 CAERBooklet_Welsh