“Haverfordwest Tudor Trader’s House” by Gerallt Nash.

 

916A9921 Gerallt Nash and the Tudor Traders House600

On Tuesday 8th March 2016, Gerallt Nash, the former curator at the Museum of Welsh Life, told us about the opening of St Fagans in 1948, and the showed the range of historic buildings that have been gradually re-erected there.

He then went on to talk in detail about the building in Quay Street. In view of its apparent age, the National History Museum was contacted. They identified it as a medieval building and went about the careful labelling and dismantling that allowed it to be rebuilt at St Fagans. There it is presented in its likely appearance in 1580.

We were treated to many images of how it looked in Haverfordwest in 1982-

Building as found (1982) 600

and as removal was planned-

Entrance elevation as found (1982) copy 280

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There were some good before and after comparisons-

Vaulted undercroft (1982) 600

Vaulted undercroft as rebuilt (2011)600

Finally, this is the external appearance, at St Fagans.

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I am grateful to Gerallt Nash for allowing me to use some of his photos, in this report.

Andrew Weaver

Please click Tudor Traders House report by Jane Mason to read extra notes.

 

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