Penraevon what does it mean

Penraevon what does it mean? Above the door to the house is carved “Penraevon built ad 1882”. Where does the name Penraevon come from? what…

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Zen house restoration

Zen house restoration With a big house restoration project, you can see the beautiful home it will become (WHY DID YOU BUY IT IF YOU…

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Cast Iron Radiators

Cast Iron Radiators As part of the rennovation of the drawing room we had to take out the old radiators as they were attached…

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Fireplace Hearth

Stone Hearth We needed to put in a hearth for the fireplace in the Drawing Room. As the house is stone built we thought it…

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Air vent cover

Brass Air vent cover In the drawing room when we had removed all the false walls we discovered a large air vent in the…

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A Tennis Court?

A Tennis Court? We have uncovered a For Sale by Auction Notice, in the Leeds Mercury from Saturday, September 7th, 1895, for our house….

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Door handles

Discovered a fantastic place to get lovely old door handles. They are modern copies of original Victorian handles. Previously I have used salvaged door…

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Glitter Ballroom

Glitter Ballroom We have a tradesman’s entrance, which was later appropriated to be a fire exit. This narrow corridor is not a very useful…

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