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BBC Wales History BBC Wales History | 11:08 UK time, Friday, 14 October 2011

Huw Lewis, Minister for Housing, Regeneration and Heritage, has announced that some of Wales' most important historic buildings are set to benefit from Welsh Government grants ranging from £11,200 to £75,000.

The grants awarded to historic buildings across Wales will pay for essential repairs and restoration work.

Speaking about the repair and restoration funding, Huw Lewis said: "The grants will ensure that some of our most important buildings are restored and maintained for the enjoyment of future generations."

The Powerhouse at Llwynypia Colliery Site is set to receive a grant

One historic site set to receive funding is The Powerhouse at Llwynypia Colliery Site in Rhondda Cynon Taff. A grant of £75,000 has been offered to undertake remedial work to the roof, walls, metal windows and rebuilding of gable parapets of the Grade II listed building .

Other buildings to benefit from grant funding include:

St Cynog's Church in Brecon is a Grade II* listed church which is in regular use. A grant of £64,000 has been offered to undertake a number of internal and external repairs.

St Cynin's Church, Llangynin in Carmarthenshire is a Grade II* listed building and is the only community facility within the village of Llangynin. A grant offer of £49,720 has been given to restore its tower.

Mary and St Michaels' RC Church, Llanarth in Cardiganshire is one of the oldest Roman Catholic churches in Wales. A grant offer of £39,500 has been made for repairs to include upgrading leadwork, repair rendering, upgrade joinery and make specialist repairs to stained glass windows.

Plas Tirion, Llanrwst in Conwy is also a Grade II* listed building and one of a small number of gentry satellite houses built locally in the second half of the 16th century for junior branches or members of the Wynn family of Gwydir. A grant of £22,500 has been offered to repair front and side elevations, lime wash all elevations and chimneys and replace modern windows with moulded oak mullioned frames to match original features.

For a full list of funding recipients, visit teh Cadw website at www.cadw.wales.gov.uk. Cadw is the Welsh Government's historic environment service.


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