Troy House

A Tudor Estate Across Time

Author: Dr. Ann Benson

Publisher: University of Wales Press

ISBN: 1783169915

Category: History

Page: 256

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The architectural history of Troy House in Monmouthshire is positioned at the centre of this extensive new research volume, to support a consideration of how the surrounding land was refashioned over time. Investigating the estate’s main components, first individually and then by cross-referencing the findings, extends our current understanding of them as discreet and at the same time interrelating entities. Previously unrecorded historical features are discovered that belong to the house and its landscape, and comprehensive evidence is applied to challenge current understandings. The house and its pleasure gardens, the walled garden, the farm and the surrounding parkland are demonstrated together by this research to be a rare surviving example, in Wales especially, of a complete Tudor estate with Jacobean and Carolean aggrandisement. As such, Troy House occupies a significant place in history.
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The Birds of Gwent

Author: Gwent Ornithological society,

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1408133067

Category: Nature

Page: 448

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The County Avifauna series provides detailed information on the range and status of bird species at county level. Areas covered so far include Norfolk, Suffolk, Dorset, the Shetland Islands and the Isles of Scilly, with The Birds of Essex in press. Each title includes a breakdown of rarity records, and there are introductory sections describing the area's ecology, climate, ornithological history and conservation record, as well as a gazeteer of the best sites to visit. Gwent contains a wide range of habitats in a relatively small area, including estuarine wetland in the south, valleys in the west, and uplands in the north, with heavily wooded areas in the Usk and Wye valleys. Major sites include the Newport Wetlands, which attracts visitors from throughout Wales and the west of England to its wet grassland, saline lagoons and freshwater reedbeds. Other important sites include Peterstone Wentlooge (along the Severn Estuary west of Newport) and Llandegfedd Reservoir.
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The Wye Valley Walk

From Chepstow to Plynlimon

Author: The Wye Valley Walk Partnership

Publisher: Cicerone Press Limited

ISBN: 1849658358

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 176

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Official guidebook to the Wye Valley Walk. Following the River Wye for 136 miles from the mouth of the river at Chepstow to the slopes of Plynlimon in Powys, the Wye Valley offers a perfect mix of river and hill walking. Devised by the Wye Valley Walk Partnership, the walk takes up to two weeks to complete, and enjoys the superb scenery of the Wye Valley Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Illustrated with colour photographs and OS map extracts, and also includes a Wye Valley Walk passport, for walkers to collect stamps along the route for a permanent record of their journey. The Way offers a perfect mix of river and hill walking as it follows the River Wye. The walk leads through a dramatic limestone gorge, dense woodland beneath limestone crags and past peaceful river meadows in some of the most superb scenery in the heart of the Wye Valley.
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