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Machynys House, Llanelli

A community excavation of the ruined Machynys House took place during 2016.

Machynys House, Llanelli, a post-medieval farmhouse, is believed to date from the late 16th or early 17th century when it may have been a mansion house, but it may have earlier, medieval, origins. By the 19th century it was operating as a farmhouse with associated outbuildings, farm buildings and gardens.  The building was demolished in the later 20th century.

The archaeological evaluation is funded by Cadw and supported by the Llanelli Waterside Joint Venture. This Joint Venture (JV) is a flagship partnership between the Welsh Government and Carmarthenshire County Council originally formed back in the 1990's by Llanelli Borough Council and the Welsh Development Agency. The evaluation is designed to obtain sufficient information about the date, character, condition, extent, depth and significance of any archaeological features on the site.


Photograph of the southern façade of Machynys farmhouse taken in the 1960s,
showing the double-pile construction of the main house and an ivy-clad external lateral chimney stack

 

Machynys House Excavation 2016 Summary

 

 

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