BLAEN BAGLAN, Baglan, West Glamorgan 1997

BLAEN BAGLAN, Baglan, West Glamorgan 1997
Notes on BLAEN BAGLAN, Baglan, West Glamorgan 1997

A very derelict, very early 17th century house situated high above the Baglan suburb, a couple of miles north of Port Talbot.

The owner at the time appeared to care little for the house and was apparently a man of some temper. I was told he lived beside the house in a small modern cottage.

I stood at the front door, wide eyed and then youthful, and I knocked on the cottage door with apprehension but noted the curtains were pulled and although the garden was well maintained the cottage too lay empty with rips in the net curtains and a small sapling growing in a drain.

I imagine i made a few relieved sighs and then a made few quick exposures of the exterior of Blaen Baglan and I was on my way again. I can and do sympathise with owners of these mansions - the time, effort and finance of restoring such properties must be enormous. Even wishing to contain the dereliction is a major project and not one to enter lightly.

The roof of Blaen Baglan, although mainly slate-less, had begun to waver and I suspect since I took these images has come down. A date stone mounted above the doorway was long gone. An intriguing but sorrowful pile.


Blaen Baglan 1997


Blaen Baglan 1997


Blaen Baglan 1997
Buy now

BLAEN BAGLAN, Baglan, West Glamorgan 1997

Comments

Photo comment By mark richard: This was my late Grandmother's home as a little girl.Her father was the sitting tenant farmer,family name Key.I do not know when the hose fell derelict,but it was many years after they left in the 1920s I guess.My grandfather took me to see the house as a lttle boy,some 45 years ago. I would be interested in buying a set of the photographs

Leave a comment

Your Name
Your Location
(Optional)
Your Email
(Optional)
Your Comment
No info required here, please press the button below.