Llysdinam

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Llysdinam is a hamlet located to the west and near to the Welsh town of Llandrindod Wells in Powys

History[edit]

The Llysdinam estate and hamlet were created by the Venables family around their Llysdinam House, in Newbridge-on-Wye, then in Breconshire. The estate passed through the family, including: Richard Venables (1774-1858), archdeacon of Carmarthen and vicar of Clyro from 1811-1846; and Richard Lister Venables (1809–94), vicar of Clyro and Bettws Clyro. Following the marriage of Katherine Minna (b. 1870) and Sir Charles Dillwyn-Venables-Llewellyn, 2nd Baronet, in 1893, the estate was added to the Penllergare and Ynis-y-gerwn estates in Glamorgan, already held by the Dillwyn-Llewelyn family.[1]

From 1911, Sir Charles erected a series of bird nest boxes on the estate, which today number around 1000. In the 1960s, Sir Michael Dillwyn-Venables-Llewelyn, the Lord Lieutenant of Radnorshire, formed both the educational Llysdinam Trust and the local county wildlife trust to preserve the estate.

Present[edit]

After the establishment of the trust, Cardiff University were approached to start a field centre within the estate's grounds[2] but as of 2010 is pending closure [3]

In November 2010, the field centre recorded a low temperature of -18.0C, Wales's coldest November night on record.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Llysdinam Estate Records". National Library of Wales. Retrieved 2010-12-01. 
  2. ^ "Llysdinam Field Centre". Cardiff University. Retrieved 2010-12-01. 
  3. ^ "University outpost has failed to weather storm". Retrieved 2010-12-04. 
  4. ^ "November 2010-Wales diary of highlights". Met Office. 4 December 2010. Retrieved 2010-12-04. 

Coordinates: 52°12′58″N 3°27′07″W / 52.216°N 3.452°W / 52.216; -3.452