£400,000 to Restore some of Wales's Finest Historic Buildings

Thursday 13 October 2011

The Powerhouse, Llwynypia Colliery Site, Llwynypia, RCT

Minister for Housing, Regeneration and Heritage, Huw Lewis, has today [13 October 2011] announced that some of Wales’s most important historic buildings are set to benefit from funding of almost £400,000.

The Welsh Government grants, ranging from £11,200 to £75,000, have been earmarked for essential repairs and restoration work to these buildings, which include many fine places of worship and which are located across Wales.

Huw Lewis said 'I am pleased to announce that these buildings have been awarded funding from Cadw, the Welsh Government’s historic environment service. The grants will ensure that some of our most important buildings are restored and maintained for the enjoyment of future generations.'

The prospective funding relates to the following projects:

The Powerhouse, Llwynypia Colliery Site, Llwynypia, RCT

The Powerhouse is a Grade II listed building - there are few sites in Wales that are similar scale and magnitude as this former engine house. A grant of £75,000 has been offered to undertake remedial work to roof, walls, metal windows and rebuilding of gable parapets.

St Cynog’s Church, Merthyr Cynog, Brecon, Powys

St Cynog’s Church is a Grade II* listed Church which is in regular use. A grant of £64,000 has been offered to undertake a number of internal and external repairs.

St Cynin’s Church, Llangynin

This Church is Grade II* listed and is the only community facility within the village of Llangynin. A grant offer of £49,720 has been given to restore the tower.

Mary and St Michaels’ RC Church, Llanarth

A Grade II* listed building and one of the oldest Roman Catholic churches in Wales.  A grant offer of £39,500 has been made with repairs to include upgrading leadwork, repair rendering, upgrade joinery and make specialist repairs to stained glass windows.

Glas Hirfryn, Llanrheadr, Powys

A Grade II listed building that has retained elements of medieval planning and is thought to be an early example of a storeyed house, marking the transition to Renaissance planning. A grant of £45,000 has been offered. The work will include the reconstruction of the lateral chimney.

It is envisaged that this work may also provide a good training opportunity to see conservation skills in action.

Plas Tirion, Betws Road, Llanrwst, Conwy

Plas Tirion is a Grade II* listed building and one of a small number of gentry satellite houses built locally in the second half of the 16th Century for junior branches or members of the Wynn family of Gwydir. Grant of £22,500 is offered to repair front and side elevations, lime wash all elevations and chimneys and replace modern windows with moulded oak mullioned frames to match original features.

Church of St Simon and St Jude, Llanddeusant, Carmarthenshire

A Grade II* listed Church dating back to the fourteenth century. A grant offer of £19,114 has been given for the removal of the window guards and make good any damage to the stonework.

Christ Church, Bryn-y-Maen, Colwyn Bay

Christ Church is a Grade II* listed Church designed by the eminent Chester architects, Douglas and Fordham and built in 1897. A grant offer of £16,800 has been offered to re-point the church tower and other sections of the remaining elevations.

St Mary the Virgin (Halkyn Parish Church) Halkyn, Holywell, Flintshire

St Mary the Virgin is a Grade I listed Church, designed by John Douglas and financed by the Duke of Westminster in 1877-8. A grant offer of £16,000 has been made to re-point the church tower and other elevations of the church.

Church of St Gwyddelan, Dolwyddelan, Conwy

A Grade I listed Church, a grant of £14,000 has been offered to re-point and to apply a lime based slurry coat, remove emulsion internally and apply lime wash.  

Holy Trinity Church, Leighton, Powys

A Grade II* listed Church and is an excellent example of a Victorian Estate church. Grant of £11,200 has been offered to re-roof, realign stone gutter, stabilise buttress tower, replace damaged stone door frame to boiler house, remove damaged lime plaster and replace felt studded covers to vestry door.