|Moulded timberwork in the hall at Coldbrook, |
|Richly moulded rear window at Coldbrook, |
The house is currently being restored by its new owners and will feature in the forthcoming second series of Restoration Home. The makers of the programme have been working with Richard Suggett of the Royal Commission and Dr Dan Miles of the Oxford Dendrochronology Laboratory on the dating and interpretation of the house. Sir Cyril Fox and Lord Raglan believe it to date from the mid-sixteenth century. The style of the woodwork and the plan of the house has led Royal Commission expert, Richard Suggett, to suggest that it may indeed prove to be one of the earliest storeyed houses in Wales. Dan Miles will analyse the tree-ring data using the Royal Commission’s all-Wales dendro data and if complete sap-wood survives, is hopeful that an exact felling date will soon be established. The real questions are: When was the house built and Who built it? Perhaps, the answers will soon be revealed!
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