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‘Rich in the Remains of Former Ages’

Location:
Gregynog Hall, Tregynon, Newtown, SY16 3PL
Time:
Saturday 11 May 2019, 09:00–17:00
Presenter:
Institute for the Study of Welsh Estates
Contact:
Dr Shaun Evans
More information:
http://iswe.bangor.ac.uk

A one-day public conference to explore the impacts of estates on the history, culture and landscapes of Montgomeryshire, from the medieval period to the present day.

‘RICH IN THE REMAINS OF FORMER AGES’

Saturday, 11th May 2019

Gregynog Hall, Tregynon, Newtown, SY16 3PL.

The Powysland Club and Bangor University’s Institute for the Study of Welsh Estates are pleased to announce details of a one-day public conference to explore the impacts of estates on the history, culture and landscapes of Montgomeryshire, from the medieval period to the present day.

Hosted at Gregynog Hall, a country house which was at the heart of one of Montgomeryshire’s most prominent landed estates, the day will consist of a series of short presentations by an impressive line-up of academics, heritage professionals and local historians. 

Talks will focus on the historical development of the county’s landowning families and estates, from their medieval origins through to their decline in the 20th century, and the influences they exerted in the spheres of landlord-tenant relations, the country house, landscape, politics, local office-holding, agriculture, musical patronage and cultural identities.  The day will conclude with a discussion on the value, significance and uses of this cultural heritage in 21st century Wales. 

The event is the latest in a series of annual conferences organised by ISWE in collaboration with regional partners, which have analysed the influences of landed estates on a county basis, with previous events having taken place at Plas Cadnant (Anglesey, 2018), Penpont (Breconshire, 2017), Mostyn Hall (Flintshire, 2016), National Botanic Garden of Wales (Carmarthenshire, 2015) and Glan-llyn (Merionethshire, 2014). 

Members of the public are warmly invited to join us for what should be a fascinating exploration of the region’s history.

The conference fee is £22 per person.  This includes a sandwich lunch, tea/coffee on arrival and during the afternoon break, plus free parking.  Please let us know when booking if you have any dietary or access requirements. 

Members of the Powysland Club should book via the Club for a discounted rate.

Capacity is strictly limited, so please book your place as soon as possible.

To book online please visit the Online Shop.

To book your place by post, please send a cheque payable to Bangor University to Dr. Shaun Evans, Institute for the Study of Welsh Estates, College of Arts, Humanities and Business, Bangor University, Gwynedd, LL57 2DG, noting the names and contact details of all attendees and any dietary or access requirements.

For further information, please contact iswe@bangor.ac.uk

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