In the Black Mountains, an important piece of Welsh heritage has been saved.
A grand Medieval residence at its core, Llwyn Celyn was latterly used as a farmhouse, its condition declining to a point of near complete dereliction in recent years beneath a canopy of emergency scaffolding. Since 2016 this entire complex of historic buildings has been the subject of renovation by buildings charity The Landmark Trust, whose work is the focus of a new 2-part TV documentary which began last week.
I became involved with Llwyn Celyn’s revival in 2018, being commissioned to design and produce bespoke hand-printed curtains for the property’s interiors:
Once structural stability is re-established, historic plasterwork patched and modern facilities sensitively incorporated, buildings owned by The Landmark Trust are appropriately furnished for holiday occupancy, as a means of generating income towards their ongoing maintenance for generations to come.
I charted my inspirations and processes behind this project in a blog on the Landmark Trust website, and the results are due to feature in the second episode of More 4’s documentary tomorrow evening.
Watch £4 Million Restoration: Historic House Rescue on Wednesday 23rd January at 9pm on More4.