Buildings & Projects - Conservation and Preservation in Wales

In May 2016, ABC was awarded grant funding from the Heritage Lottery Fund, as well as the Brecon Beacons Trust, the Quaker Housing Trust and the Community Foundation in Wales, to progress with our Grass Roots Heritage programme. This is a one-year project (the first year of a three-year programme) which we hope will identify buildings that we can turn into affordable homes. For more details and on-going reports on progress, see Grass Roots Heritage.

In 2009, the Dyfed Archaeological Trust supported ABC in running a recording day on Beilicelyn, a derelict building in Llanddeusant, Carmarthenshire. The Report on the day includes descriptions of the historical landscape, the site history, the building, community involvement and recommendations for further work. To download the Report, see ‘Beilicelyn’.

In June 2013, the Heritage Lottery Fund awarded ABC a catalyst grant for capacity building. This meant that the executive director and the trustees of ABC spent from September 2013 to June 2014 working on their ability and skills to access funding from the private sector to move ABC into a position to work on their first building. For a full description of the project, see ‘Capacity building’.

In April 2014, the Brecon Beacons National Park Authority awarded ABC a grant for a programme development officer (PDO) to research into views and opinions on affordable housing and using derelict buildings to address this need. The results, published in a Report launched at the Senedd in March 2015, are informing how ABC is going forward. For a full description of this process, and to download the Report, see ‘Programme development’.


June 2017

By popular demand! Come along and enjoy our exhibition ‘Dereliction’ for a little bit longer, at the Tywi Centre, Dinefwr Farm, Llandeilo, during the week between Monday 26th June and Thursday 29th June (10am - 3pm)


A photographic exhibition of the abandoned buildings of South West Wales

ABC invites you to come and view ‘Dereliction’ at the Tywi Centre, Dinefwr Farm, Llandeilo, Carmarthenshire from 19th to 22nd June 2017. 

The exhibition is being held to draw attention to the great number of historically significant derelict vernacular buildings across the region, and the cultural loss that their decline, without recognition or record represents.

This exhibition will also showcase work carried out during ABC’s ‘Grass Roots Heritage’ Project.

Opening Hours

Monday 19th June            10am-3.00pm

Tuesday  20th June           10am-3.00pm

Wednesday 21st June    10am-7.30pm

Thursday 22nd June          10am-3.00pm

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