Saturday, February 04, 2012

Is this the oldest shed in Wales?

The BBC is reporting that a hunt for the oldest buildings in Wales has been narrowed own to a cow shed in Conwy which they believe may date back to the 14th century. They are using tree ring dating (dendrochronology) to check their findings. Here's a snippet: "The style and use of a cruck frame - a tree trunk used to support a roof - leads some specialists to think a building used as a cow shed and store near historic house Plas Tirion, in Llanrwst, Conwy, could pre-date Wales' oldest domestic houses such as Hafod-y-Garreg in the Wye Valley, which dates to 1402."
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1 comment:

  1. Looks as if it might be the coldest at any rate.