Gallery

A selection of images relating to the Strata Florida Research Project.
Full descriptions of each can be found by clicking on the images themselves.

Aerial photograph of Strata Florida Abbey looking north

Aerial photograph of Strata Florida Abbey looking north

The Strata Florida Research Project

The Strata Florida Research Project

The Education and Interpretation Project

The Education and Interpretation Project

The Strata Florida Trust and a Gateway to the Cambrian Mountains

The Strata Florida Trust and a Gateway to the Cambrian Mountains

Strata Florida and the Arts

Strata Florida and the Arts

Page from the manuscript of the Brut y Tywyosogion (NLW Peniarth MS 20, 210b)

Page from the manuscript of the Brut y Tywyosogion (NLW Peniarth MS 20, 210b)

The front of Mynachlog Fawr farmhouse, the former plas of the Stedman family

The front of Mynachlog Fawr farmhouse, the former plas of the Stedman family

Plan of Strata Florida Abbey church and cloisters

Plan of Strata Florida Abbey church and cloisters

Map of the estates held by the Abbey of Strata Florida during the Middle Ages

Map of the estates held by the Abbey of Strata Florida during the Middle Ages

Aerial photograph of Hafod on the upper Afon Ystwyth, once a holding of Strata Florida, with a snow-topped Pumlumon beyond (Toby Driver)

Aerial photograph of Hafod on the upper Afon Ystwyth, once a holding of Strata Florida, with a snow-topped Pumlumon beyond (Toby Driver)

Aerial photograph of the Abbey environs, its historic demesne (Toby Driver)

Aerial photograph of the Abbey environs, its historic demesne (Toby Driver)

Aerial photograph of the Abbey Precinct (Toby Driver)

Aerial photograph of the Abbey Precinct (Toby Driver)

View southwards across Blaenglasffrwd (David Austin)

View southwards across Blaenglasffrwd (David Austin)

View eastwards from the site of the ‘castle’ at Ystrad Meurig (David Austin)

View eastwards from the site of the ‘castle’ at Ystrad Meurig (David Austin)

Aerial photograph of Maes Llyn and Cors Caron (Toby Driver)

Aerial photograph of Maes Llyn and Cors Caron (Toby Driver)

Aerial photograph of Troed y Rhiw and Teifi Pools (Toby Driver)

Aerial photograph of Troed y Rhiw and Teifi Pools (Toby Driver)

View from Abbey towards the ruins of Abbey Consol Mine (David Austin)

View from Abbey towards the ruins of Abbey Consol Mine (David Austin)

View from Abbey towards Bron y Berllan (David Austin)

View from Abbey towards Bron y Berllan (David Austin)

Aerial Photograph of the mines at Cwmystwyth (Toby Driver

Aerial Photograph of the mines at Cwmystwyth (Toby Driver

Effigy of the Lord Rhys ap Gruffudd (St David's Cathedral, 14th c tomb)

Effigy of the Lord Rhys ap Gruffudd (St David's Cathedral, 14th c tomb)

View of the Abbey leat system and Afon Glasffrwd in Dyffryn Tawel  (David Austin)

View of the Abbey leat system and Afon Glasffrwd in Dyffryn Tawel (David Austin)

Soils survey of the Precinct and surrounding area (Dr Richard Hartnup and Dr Jemma Bezant)

Soils survey of the Precinct and surrounding area (Dr Richard Hartnup and Dr Jemma Bezant)

The postulated Abbey Precinct projected onto a vertical air photograph taken in 1957 (David Austin)

The postulated Abbey Precinct projected onto a vertical air photograph taken in 1957 (David Austin)

The Geophysics of the Precinct as of June 2008 (Dr Jemma Bezant)

The Geophysics of the Precinct as of June 2008 (Dr Jemma Bezant)

Trench Y Green 1 (2004): Iron-working area (David Austin)

Trench Y Green 1 (2004): Iron-working area (David Austin)

Trench Y Green 2 (2008): the Great Gatehouse (Quentin Drew)

Trench Y Green 2 (2008): the Great Gatehouse (Quentin Drew)

Trench Fynwent Fawr East 2 (2007): the Forge-mill (David Austin)

Trench Fynwent Fawr East 2 (2007): the Forge-mill (David Austin)

View of the road through the woods (David Austin)

View of the road through the woods (David Austin)

Trench Bron y Berllan Mines 2: the adit (Daniel Jones)

Trench Bron y Berllan Mines 2: the adit (Daniel Jones)

Funerary monument  (David Austin)

Funerary monument (David Austin)

Detail showing the Abbey ruins and the Stedman Plas taken from a Nanteos (Powell) estate map of 1765 in the National Library of Wales (NLW)

Detail showing the Abbey ruins and the Stedman Plas taken from a Nanteos (Powell) estate map of 1765 in the National Library of Wales (NLW)

Aerial photograph of Troed y Rhiw (Toby Driver)

Aerial photograph of Troed y Rhiw (Toby Driver)

The Monk’s Trod

The Monk’s Trod

Aerial photograph of Llanllyr, Talsarn, Ceredigion, site of a former Cistercian nunnery (Toby Driver)

Aerial photograph of Llanllyr, Talsarn, Ceredigion, site of a former Cistercian nunnery (Toby Driver)

View of Mynachlog Fawr house from the south from a cherrypicker, June 2008 (David Austin)

View of Mynachlog Fawr house from the south from a cherrypicker, June 2008 (David Austin)

View of Mynachlog Fawr farm buildings from the east from a cherrypicker, June 2008 (David Austin)

View of Mynachlog Fawr farm buildings from the east from a cherrypicker, June 2008 (David Austin)

The Yew of Dafydd ap Gwilym and the Sculptural Installation of Iwan Bala in St Mary’s churchyard, Strata Florida (David Austin)

The Yew of Dafydd ap Gwilym and the Sculptural Installation of Iwan Bala in St Mary’s churchyard, Strata Florida (David Austin)

Strata Florida monk's head (David Austin)

Strata Florida monk's head (David Austin)

Iwan Bala’s explanatory text for his installation (Photograph: David Austin)

Iwan Bala’s explanatory text for his installation (Photograph: David Austin)

Opening ceremony of the sculpture show in the Abbey ruins at Strata Florida on June 19th, 2005 (David Austin)

Opening ceremony of the sculpture show in the Abbey ruins at Strata Florida on June 19th, 2005 (David Austin)

Opening ceremony of the sculpture show in the Priory ruins at Kells, Co. Kilkenny, on August 13th, 2006 (David Austin)

Opening ceremony of the sculpture show in the Priory ruins at Kells, Co. Kilkenny, on August 13th, 2006 (David Austin)

Umha Aois (Age of Bronze) firing at night (David Austin)

Umha Aois (Age of Bronze) firing at night (David Austin)

Artefacts in the Master Bedroom of Mynachlog Fawr House, part of the collection “Shooting the Past” by Moyrah Gall (Photograph: the artist)

Artefacts in the Master Bedroom of Mynachlog Fawr House, part of the collection “Shooting the Past” by Moyrah Gall (Photograph: the artist)

Strata Florida Wood, part of the collection “Wildwood” by Pete Davis (Photograph: the artist)

Strata Florida Wood, part of the collection “Wildwood” by Pete Davis (Photograph: the artist)

Formal Education: Teaching

Formal Education: Teaching

Interpretation: Storytelling

Interpretation: Storytelling

Interpretation: Handling the Past

Interpretation: Handling the Past

Interpretation: Event.

Interpretation: Event.

Interpretation: Performance

Interpretation: Performance

Interpretation: New viewpoints.

Interpretation: New viewpoints.

Postulated Plan of the Abbey Precinct

Postulated Plan of the Abbey Precinct


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