Ceredigion Historical Society
Excavation and preservation works at The Hall, Llanon, Ceredigion

The Hall

The Hall (Y Neuadd), Llanon, is thought to be Tudor in date, from around the 16th century. Though it’s origins are uncertain local tradition point to it being the chapel of St Non, later divided into three units. The site is in the care of Ceredigion Museum, along with the Llanon Museum Cottage which stands beside it.

Contents
1. History
2. Surviving Features
3. Excavation
4. Gallery
5. Links

History

Home to a wealthy family in the mid-16th century. Later divided into a dais at the Eastern end and the lower Western end of the hall is where animals were kept. It’s unusual an a rare example of the earliest chimneyed house in the county of Ceredigion known to date. By 1894 the property was in a ruinous state of repair.

The Hall, Llanon, a 16th century building. Also the earliest known example of a chimneyed house in Ceredigion
The Hall, Llanon, a 16th century building. Also the earliest known example of a chimneyed house in Ceredigion

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Surviving Features

Surviving features include a cross-passage, lamp bracket, lateral fireplace and a very rare example of an original timber widow frame of two light, round-headed windows.

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Excavation

Excavations and a survey by Dyfed Archaeological Trust took place on July 2013.

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