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Digital Event: Museum Talks: Cilewent Farmhouse | English

25 November 2021, 19.00
Cost Pay What You Can - Suggested Donation: £5
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Title image for Sgwrs Amgueddfa - Museum Talks on chalk board background

Cilewent farmhouse was first built around 1470 as a cruck-framed open hall on high ground near Rhaeadr in Powys. Its name translates as Ewent’s retreat. In 1734 its wooden walls were rebuilt in stone – the date being carved into the doorframe. In 1955 it stood in the way of a new proposed Claerwen reservoir and was offered to us. It was rebuilt at the Museum in 1959 and is a firm favourite amongst Museum staff. Cilewent is an example of a ‘long-house’ typical of mid and south Wales during the post-medieval period, where cattle and their owners would live at different ends of the same building. This informative talk will cover the architectural characteristics of this type of building, while highlighting the lives of those who lived within.

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