PETERWELL, Lampeter, Ceredigion 2006

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Notes on PETERWELL, Lampeter, Ceredigion 2005

A lengthy entrance of Lime trees with exposed sculptured roots led to the small remains of Peterwell.

A short wait for the wind to disperse the clouds gave a few precious moments to point my camera upon the walls, or all that remains, of the notorious Peterwell. Although it contains few of the characteristic physical features of a mansion, a few tall stone ends offer evidence that a larger than usual house once stood at the hollowed spot.

The house is much noted for its roofed garden, with plants cascading over the high walls and more so for it’s most famous owner, Sir Herbert Lloyd, whose well documented mean spirit and cruelty gave not just the Lampeter area but the whole of Cardiganshire one of its most notorious characters.

As a point of interest even Herbert Lloyd’s own father amended his will to curtail any rights his son would otherwise have inherited. This, however, was an action his son ignored and throughout his life flaunted his powers and even managed a successful and audacious attempt to persuade an unimpressed King George III, to award him the title of Baronet - all this amongst rumours of involvement in murder and crude tyranny.

The house of Peterwell gradually declined with subsequent owners caring less for the house. It was sold and passed through many hands until left abandoned. Eventually the fearing folk of Lampeter shook off their superstitions that Peterwell would bring bad fortune to anyone who had anything to do with it and with some irony began to take stone from the house and repair their own homes, most notably a cottage to house the destitute.


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FFYNNONBEDR. Llanbedr Pont Steffan, Ceredigion 2003 - 2010
Yn y llun, gwelir nifer o balalwyf a cherflunwaith sy'n arwain at y man He saif gweddillion Ffynnonbedr.

Mae'r ty yn enwog am y planhigion a oedd yn dod dros y muriau uchel gan greu nenfwd dros yr ardd. Roedd hyd yn oed yn fwy nodedig am ei berchennog enwog, Syr Herbert Lloyd. Roedd pawb yn ardal Llanbedr Pont Steffan a Sir Aberteifi gyfan yn gwybod pa mor fen a chreulon ydoedd. Yn wir, dyma gymeriad a oedd yn adnabyddus am fod ag enw drwg.

Mae'n ddiddorol nodi bod hyd yn oed tad Herbert Lloyd wedi newid ei ewyllys er mwyn lleihau unrhyw hawliau y byddai ei fab fel arall wedi eu hetifeddu. Serch hynny, roedd y weithred hon yn un y bu i'r mab ei anwybyddu a thrwy gydol ei fywyd, bu'n gwneud sioe fawr o'i bwerau a llwyddodd hyd yn oed i berswadio Brenin Sior III, i roi teitl barwnig iddo - er gwaethaf straeon am ei ran ef mewn llofruddiaeth a'i ormes eithafol.

Dirywiodd Ty Ffynnonbedr yn raddol wrth i'r perchnogion a ddaeth ar ol hynny roi llai o sylw i'r ty. Cafodd ei werthu i nifer o bobl. Yn y pendraw, dechreuodd pobl Llanbedr Pont Steffan gael gwared a'u hamheuon a chydag ychydig o eironi, bu iddynt ddechrau symud cerrig o'r cartref i atgyweirio eu cartrefi eu hunain. Ymhlith y rhain oedd bwthyn i gartrefi'r anghenus.
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PETERWELL, Lampeter, Ceredigion 2003

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