Hen Dŷ Cwrdd – Work to Date

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Welsh Cultural and Nonconformist Heritage Centre

Repair work

The first phase of repair works to Hen Dŷ Cwrdd, was completed in April 2010. The works included fitting a new Welsh slate roof, completely overhauling all the windows and doors, and stitching cracks in the external walls, at a cost of approximately £104,000. Funding came from Cadw, Rhondda Cynon Taff County Borough Council, the Listed Places of Worship Grant Scheme, and private donations. The contractor was Stafford Construction Ltd., working under the supervision of our architect Richard Spencer Dean.

Blue-Plaque

Blue-Plaque

The completion of phase one coincided with the installation at Hen Dŷ Cwrdd of a Blue Plaque by Rhondda Cynon Taff CBC. It is one of 30 key sites selected in the county which commemorate famous people, events and landmarks, forming a heritage trail.

Ceiling RoseThe second phase of repair works to Hen Dŷ Cwrdd, Trecynon, was completed in September 2012 at a cost of just under £45,000. The works included extensive repairs to the lath and plaster ceiling, replacing sections of cornice and finding a solution for the badly cracked ornamental ceiling rose, which was consolidated using traditional techniques. The ceiling and sections of the wall were also decorated, and the ceiling light fittings were overhauled. The front gable wall was treated for dry rot, to arrest any further development of the infestation.

Funding came from Biffa (Biffa Award, Landfill Tax), Rhondda Cynon Taff County Borough Council (Welsh Church Act Fund), the Listed Places of Worship Grant Scheme, the Friends of the Trust, and private donations. The contractor was John Weaver Construction, working under the supervision of our  architect, Richard Spencer Dean.

 

 

Phase 2b

Funding of £17,000  came from CADW, Rhondda Cynon Taff County Borough Council (Welsh Church Act Fund), the Listed Places of Worship Grant Scheme and the Friends of the Trust.

In 2017 Taliesin Conservation,  based in south Wales, won the contract to carry out further work to the interior of Hen Dŷ Cwrdd.

 

 

 

 

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