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WHGT Small Grants Scheme 2017


Welsh Historic Gardens Trust  Small Grants Scheme

This scheme is now being run for 2017

This scheme is to support historic parks and gardens throughout Wales involved with small conservation projects, site surveys, and projects which promote public access, interest and enjoyment.

Apply for a grant

WHGT will award the first grants of up to £500 in November 2017

For Application form : click here

Terms and Conditions: click here

Applications must be submitted by 31 October. Successful applications will be made public by the end of 2017

 

Can you help to make the WHGT Small Grants Scheme Great?

Please donate generously so that this scheme can be sustainable to support the conservation of Welsh gardens.

Cheques may also be sent to: WHGT Small Grants Scheme,
Aberglasney Gardens, Llangathen, Carmarthenshire. SA32 8QH 

To make your donation go further please consider a gift aid declaration.

 

Searching for & viewing Ordnance Survey Drawings (OSDs) online at the British Library

Searching for & viewing Ordnance Survey Drawings (OSDs) online at the British Library

Changes to access arrangements
 BL have altered the way they are providing access to the OSDs online:
 
From the OSD webpage
(http://www.bl.uk/onlinegallery/onlineex/ordsurvdraw/index.html)

use the 'Search our website' box in the upper right corner & enter the relevant sheet number (look this up on the 'Static Index' link on the page) in the format OSD nnn, where nnn is the sheet number, e.g. OSD 152.
 
Once you get to the search results list you can reach the web page by clicking the title of the record in the results list (eg 'Detail from OSD
152 (Hampstead)' ).
 
This takes you to an intermediate page containing the following information:
 
Click on the 'I want this' tab.

 
You then need to click the 'Go' button under the 'View online' heading.


This takes you to another web page with the link to the interactive zoomable image, as before.
 

 

Ice Houses of Wales

Ice Houses of Wales

 The Ice House at Mostyn

Can you help?
Can you contribute to The Welsh Ice-house Gazetteer

Please

a) check the accuracy of ice-house observations and the locations – are the descriptions and the map grid references correct?
b) Add any other examples, existing or to be found only on old maps, whether Ordnance Survey maps or estate maps and documents?
c) Can anyone remember an ice-house in use?

For New entries please complete the online form or send  the following details:

1.Name, civil community/parish, and National Grid Reference
2.Relation to and distance from house and possible source of ice (eg. 300m. NE of house by pond)
3.External appearance (eg. built into bank, earth-covered mound)
4.Internal appearance (eg. passage, doors, building materials, form and dimensions of ice-chamber, any drainage arrangements)
5.Condition
6.Any published references (eg. article, old OS map)
7.Name and address/contact details of recorder


Updated entries again use the online form or send the details
1.Name and location as above
2.Any information to be updated (eg. more detail, better description, change in condition, etc)
3.Name and address/contact details of recorder
Please, remember that most ice-houses are on private land, and many are extremely dangerous to examine. If the ice-house is not in your ownership, please ensure that you have permission to visit, that somebody knows you are going to do so, and preferably be accompanied.
Information can be sent to


Dr Eurwyn Wiliam
42 St Fagans Drive
St Fagans
Cardiff CF5 6EF.