Welcome to the library where you can find a selection of house histories and house reports.The histories have been researched and written by a team of volunteers and thanks to the efforts of the volunteer members of the Group, “Dating Old Welsh Houses” has amassed an enviable knowledge of the dating and architecture of old buildings in north west Wales. The Projects analysis by the Dendrochronology sampling of 80+ buildings throughout the region by the Oxford Dendrochronology Laboratory has given firm dates for timber felling and made it possible to recognize the sequence in which changes in building design first appeared, Cruck Frames, Timber Frames, Hall houses and the Stone built Snowdonia style House. Historic Building Reports add that extra dimension to the project and when the previous work by the Snowdonia project is added, then a formidable and unique archive is the result.
But it is the house histories which tells us so much more about the varying prosperity of the different parts of the Region over that period of time. The library has a growing collection of these histories and is constantly updated as more become available .
Due to the range of experience of the researchers and the varied availability of source material, these house histories vary in the amount of detail.