Radnorshire - A Historical Guide
Disgrifiad | Description
- ISBN: 9781845241414
- Author: Donald Gregory
- Publication October 2009
- Format: Paperback, 182x124 mm, 188 pages
A guide to Radnorshire from prehistoric times to the present day. Black-and-white maps and photographs. New edition; first published in January 1994, ISBN 9780863812842.
Radnorshire in many respects is Wales in microcosm - hilly, wild, beautiful and small. It has prehistoric settlements; very early Christian llans; ruins of medieval castles and sites of former battlefields. The great Welsh princes of the Middle Ages passed this way; Gruffudd ap Llywelyn, the Lord Rhys, the two mighty Llywelyn of the thirteenth century, and Owain Glyndŵr himself.
After the Act of Union, the tumult died and there was no more fighting in Radnorshire,as nonconformists spread their ideas and built their chapels and the drovers crossed the hills with their flocks until the railway came to usher in modern times.
Against the backcloth of the unchanging hills may still be seen the old churches of Rhulen and Painscastle, Cefnllys and Pilleth, Cascob and Disserth, Glascwm and the Pales, while in the north of the county, in the remote countryside north of Rhayader there is something special to be found - the Gilfach Reserve, where the Radnorshire Wildlife Trust has restored a longhouse and set up a magnificent Nature Reserve.