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North West Wales has many very old houses, some surviving from the 1400s and 1500s. They are important as they help us to understand how styles of houses developed in the past, and how the people in them lived. These are special buildings that can make valuable contributions to Welsh built heritage.The North West Wales Denrochronolgy Project.Discovers old houses and obtains felling dates for suitable original timbers from Tudor/Elizabethan houses using dendrochronology (tree-ring dating technology). Houses were built 1-2 years after timber felling, using unseasoned timber.
Records architectural features from houses.
Researches with local volunteers, into the history of each house & its inhabitants.
Shares the findings with local communities, schools and visitors.
Working in partnership with the Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historic Monuments of Wales and others, the project has found houses dating from the late 1400s in Anglesey, Conwy, Denbighshire & Gwynedd
The project has already given talks to 60+ organisations; visited over 200 houses; dated and recorded 50+ buildings & trained 100+ volunteers.

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