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The Carmarthenshire Heritage Regeneration Trust was formed in 2003, its key objectives being to preserve the environmental heritage that exists in and around Carmarthenshire, which include:
- Buildings of historical or architectural interest.
- Sites, areas and environments of historical or natural beauty.
Since it was founded the Trust has broadened its geographical scope and is shortly to be renamed the Cambrian Heritage Regeneration Trust to reflect this wider area of work. CHRT is a Charity and Building Preservation Trust and aims to purchase and restore significant buildings that are of architectural and historic importance, which are at risk, to secure funding for their restoration and to give them a new vibrant and sustainable future which benefits society at a local and national level.
The work of the Trust is only possible with the help of our many supporters and funders. If you would like to make a donation to Llanelly House or to one of Carmarthenshire Heritage Regeneration Trust’s projects, then contributions and donations can be made by selecting a project below.
Donations made to the Carmarthenshire Heritage Regeneration Trust go directly towards supporting and enhancing Welsh historic sites through conservation, restoration and educational projects.
With your support we can be certain that buildings of significance are here to be enjoyed and marvelled over now and in the future.
Thank you for helping preserve our Welsh heritage.
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Built in 1714, Llanelly House is the only Grade I listed building in the town of Llanelli, South Wales. Llanelly House is the heartbeat of Llanelli and one of the most outstanding early Georgian buildings in Wales. Its history and occupants tell the story of the triumphs and tribulations of the town and the influence that the Llanelli and its people and discoveries have had throughout the world.
The Big Picture – Llanelly House
This educational project will be held over the next 18 months which will provide opportunities for 12 groups of children and young people to explore identity and portraiture inspired by examples in Llanelly House.
Key aims are: to build confidence and self-esteem; break down prejudice; explore identity and develop a sense of people and place.
A range of visual arts media are used, including the below:
- Drawing and painting.
- Collage and Print.
- Projection and silhouettes.
- 3D work e.g. modelling, mask making, puppetry.
- Photography, Film and animation.
YMCA Merthyr Tydfil
Built in 1911, and designed by one of Wales' most important architects, Sir Percy Thomas, the YMCA is prominently sited on the Pontmorlais Promenade at the upper part of the High Street.
The Grade II-listed building, which is one of the town’s most famous landmarks, had been lying derelict for decades and had faced the threat of demolition. The Trust bought the building in March 2014 and have completed the initial phase stabilisation works, with funding for the full restoration now being sought.
The first phase of work included, stabilisation of the masonry structure, removal of loose timbers, asbestos and general rubbish and hazardous waste, the construction of a temporary roof and boarding of the windows and openings to ensure the building is weather tight and secure. Funds for the full restoration will be raised over the next year.
The restoration of the YMCA will help revitalise the Pontmorlais area of Merthyr Tydfil.
The Mynachlog Fawr (Abbey Farm) Complex represents an expansion of the Trust’s work in restoring significant historic buildings in Wales and its commitment to the regeneration of the Principality.
This significant rural farm complex lies within an internationally important archaeological site and provides a unique opportunity for CHRT to fulfil its primary objectives in restoring historic buildings and promoting understanding in our heritage.