Grade I Listed Llanelly House opens as a visitor centre after extensive conservation
The Grade I Listed Llanelly House in Llanelli, Carmarthenshire has opened to the public as a major visitor attraction, after extensive conservation and sensitive adaptation, that has taken a little over three years to complete.
Despite only being open for a few days, the House, which is now a National Centre for Genealogy, has already received praise from visitors and the local community, regarding the quality and standard of the conservation that has been undertaken.
Austin-Smith:Lord was commissioned to undertake the careful conservation of this nationally important Grade I Listed building, which had been at the centre of community life in Llanelli for centuries, before falling into disuse and in grave danger of serious degradation.
The building is a rare Welsh example of an early Georgian Townhouse and contains many exquisite treasures. There are fine overmantle paintings, rare grisaille wall paintings trimmed with gold leaf and lavish oak panelled rooms.
The exciting progress of the project has been captured by the BBC and culminates in a one hour documentary presented by Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen which will air on BBC2 Wales on Tuesday 5th November at 7pm.