Decorative Finishes at Yr Ysgwrn

Croft, Paul (2016) Decorative Finishes at Yr Ysgwrn. Project Report. University of Lincoln.

REPORT Decorative Finishes at Yr Ysgwrn.pdf
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REPORT Decorative Finishes at Yr Ysgwrn.pdf

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Investigation and research for the Snowdonia National Park Authority (SNPA), into the decorative finishes extant at Yr Ysgwrn during the occupancy of Hedd Wynn. The farmstead of Yr Ysgwrn was the home of the Evans family, including Hedd Wyn (the bardic name for Ellis Humphrey Evans). Hedd Wyn was a renowned Welsh language poet, tragically killed at Passchendaele in 1917. The SNPA acquired the farmstead from the Evans family and undertook a programme of restoration to present the house (and particularly the cegin) as it appeared on the day Hedd Wyn departed for the final time. This report provides the method and evidence used to determine the appearance of the farmhouse in 1917, ready for its restoration and opening as a major visitor attraction to coincide with the centenary of Hedd Wyn's death in 2017.

Keywords:Yr Ysgwrn Hedd Wyn Snowdonia historic paints wallpapers conservation restoration
Subjects:K Architecture, Building and Planning > K250 Conservation of Buildings
Divisions:College of Arts > School of History & Heritage > School of History & Heritage (History)
ID Code:39853
Deposited On:22 Jan 2020 09:10

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