Background to the Glas-hirfryn Project
Over the years the condition of the house has gradually deteriorated and in 2011 it all but collapsed. In 2012 a scheme of works was put in place to restore the building, so that it can be lived in once again.
In this project diary we intend, over the course of perhaps the next couple of years, to follow the progress of the taking down of the original building, building-recording work, archaeological excavation, timber repair and eventual reconstruction.
On the way we will also be covering continuing research into what the original looked like, how it developed over time and the people who have lived in it.
Above, view of Glas-hirfryn from the south in the 1960s (© Crown Copyright, RCAHMW). Below, the collapsed house in July 2012 (CPAT)