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7th May 2015


A Prospect of Wales  was a series of water-colours by Kenneth Rowntree accompanying an essay by Gwyn Jones: it was a 1948 King Penguin depicting houses, chapels and townscapes. Kenneth Rowntree visited and worked in Wales on many occasions and he must have been especially sad when Hafod House was demolished in 1955 (more details here in The Architecture of Wales: Lost Houses). (If the writer of the Afterword David Conville had not told us that The Priory was modelled on Parciau – also now demolished – we might have thought Hafod was The Priory.) `

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