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Bedwellty House

Bedwellty House is a Grade II listed[1] house and gardens in Tredegar, in the Sirhowy Valley in south-east Wales.

History

Originally a ”low thatched roof cottage,” the old house was renovated in 1809. The present Bedwellty House was built in 1818 as a home for Samuel Homfray, whose Iron and Coal Works were the main local employers for much of the 19th century.[2]

The surrounding 26-acre (110,000 m2) Victorian garden and park, designed originally as a Dutch garden around which one could walk or ride without being confronted by gate, fence or outside features; contains the Long Shelter, a Grade2 listed structure built for the Charterist movement.[3]

Attractions

Visitors today can also see the Edwardian bandstand, gazebo, duck ponds, and a world famous lump of coal – a single 15 ton block hewn by South Wales coal miners for the Great Exhibition in 1851.[4] In March 2007, the Heritage Lottery Fund earmarked £3.6m to finance development of the site to help make it the focus of the community.

See also

References

External links

  • Blaenau Gwent County Borough Council

Coordinates: 51°46′07″N 3°14′34″W / 51.76861°N 3.24278°W / 51.76861; -3.24278

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