"Talgarth Tower House" Talgarth Things to Do Tip by Myfanwe
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Talgarth Tower House was built in the 13th Century and is one of only two in Breconshire. It was thought to be of similar design to the Pele Towers of Northern England but has been found to be 300 years earlier. The original tower was square and has a flat top and battlements, the pitched roof replaced this in the 18th century. The front extension is Victorian whilst the one at the reas is Edwardian and was added in 1902. The oridianl entrance door faced the square but it was at first floor level and was reached by wooden steps. It was a fortified dwelling, possible intended to defent the crossing of the river Ennig and to guard the town. In later time the Tower was used as a base to collect rents, tithes etc by the Ashburnham estate.
Nowadays the Tower houses the Tourist Information Centre which has a great selection of leaflets, maps books and souvenirs.
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