BarreledOver Returns to Tredegar House Market

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Discover Unique Handmade Furniture and Decor Amidst Historical Splendor

On April 13th from 10 am to 4 pm, BarreledOver is thrilled to announce its return to Tredegar House Market in Newport, along with a vibrant community of local artisans. Nestled within the breathtaking Tredegar House, this market promises a delightful day out amidst one of Wales’ architectural wonders.

About Tredegar House

Tredegar House stands as a testament to Wales’ rich architectural heritage, boasting significance as one of the most remarkable late 17th-century houses in the British Isles. Situated amidst 90 acres of picturesque gardens and parkland, this iconic red brick house offers visitors an ideal backdrop for exploration and relaxation.

For over five centuries, Tredegar House was the cherished home of the esteemed Morgan family, later known as Lords Tredegar. Their legacy profoundly influenced the social, economic, and political landscape of south-east Wales, leaving an indelible mark on the region’s heritage.

History of the Morgan Family at Tredegar House

Medieval Age: Tredegar House’s roots trace back to the medieval era, with records indicating its existence as a “faire place of stone.” However, the magnificent red brick mansion that graces the landscape today was constructed in the 1670s by Sir William Morgan and his wife, Blanche, showcasing their wealth and lavish lifestyle.

Industrial Age: By the late 1700s, under the stewardship of Sir Charles Gould Morgan, the estate expanded to over 40,000 acres, strategically leveraging its mineral-rich land for coal mines and iron works. This entrepreneurial spirit propelled the estate into economic prosperity, marked by the establishment of the Brecon and Monmouthshire Canal.

Chartist Uprising: The Morgan family’s prominence also invited challenges, notably during the 1830s Chartist movement, which aimed to advance the political rights of the working class. Sir Charles Morgan, then the MP for Brecon and Monmouthshire, found himself embroiled in the movement’s demands for universal suffrage and tenant rights.

Legacy and Transformation: Despite facing adversities, the Morgan family continued to wield significant political influence for generations. However, the family’s tenure at Tredegar House concluded with Evan, whose eccentricities and financial burdens led to the mansion’s eventual sale and transformation into a Catholic girls school in the 1950s.

Experience BarreledOver at Tredegar House Market

As Tredegar House opens its gates to artisans and visitors alike, BarreledOver invites you to explore its collection of unique handmade furniture, decor, and accessories crafted from repurposed whisky and wine barrels. Discover the perfect blend of history and contemporary craftsmanship amidst the timeless allure of Tredegar House.

Explore Insole Court: A Tale of Restoration and Renewal

Nestled in the heart of Llandaff, Insole Court stands as a testament to resilience and community spirit, offering visitors a glimpse into its storied past and triumphant revival. Originally envisioned as a modest family home by James Harvey Insole in 1856, this historic estate has undergone a remarkable transformation over the years, culminating in its status as a cherished cultural landmark in Cardiff.

The Legacy of James Harvey Insole

James Harvey Insole embarked on the construction of a humble double-fronted family residence in Llandaff during the mid-19th century. By the 1870s, he transitioned from business pursuits to embrace a more leisurely lifestyle, setting his sights on expanding his abode in the grandiose Gothic Revival style reminiscent of William Burges’ iconic work at Cardiff Castle.

The Flourishing of Insole Court

Under the stewardship of James’ son, George Frederick, during the Edwardian era, Insole Court experienced a period of unprecedented growth and prosperity. The estate’s size doubled, reflecting the affluence and optimism of the times. However, the aftermath of the First World War ushered in a downturn in fortunes, mirroring the decline of South Wales’ coal industry.

Transition and Transformation

In 1932, the landscape of Insole Court underwent a significant shift as Cardiff Corporation acquired the estate to make way for the city’s burgeoning infrastructure, including the construction of the Western Avenue orbital road system. The once-sprawling ornamental park surrounding the mansion was repurposed for housing, with streets bearing the Insole name serving as a lasting homage to its legacy.

A Triumph of Community Efforts

Despite decades of uncertainty and neglect, the spirit of Insole Court endured, fueled by the passion and dedication of the local community. Three decades of tireless campaigning and advocacy culminated in a remarkable restoration effort, breathing new life into the dilapidated mansion and its surrounding grounds. Today, Insole Court stands as a shining example of community resilience and collaboration, enriching Cardiff’s cultural landscape with its vibrant presence.

Experience Insole Court Today

Step into the enchanting world of Insole Court and immerse yourself in its captivating history and rejuvenated splendor. Whether strolling through its manicured gardens, exploring its meticulously restored interiors, or simply enjoying a leisurely afternoon outing with your furry companions, Insole Court offers an unforgettable experience for visitors of all ages.

Upcoming Markets:
    April 13th Tredegar House 10am – 4pm

    Pencarn Way, Newport, NP10 8YW

    April 21st Insole Court 10am – 4pm

    Fairwater Road, Llandaff, Cardiff, CF5 2LN


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