at The Pound, 2 Cathedral Close, Llandaff, CF5 2ED
We are delighted to have achieved grants from Welsh Government grant, Cardiff YMCA (1910) Trust, National Lottery Heritage Fund, National Lottery Community Fund and a local charitable trust to help provide a 50+ community activity centre and heritage room in the heart of Llandaff village. It will be a space to accommodate small-
The Pound is located next to the 13th Century Bishop’s Castle at the top of the High Street. It was built in the 1930s and will be an example to show that an old building (the size of a small bungalow) can have an ‘A’ energy rating. We will be hosting seminars for architects and engineers to promote the use of eco products.
The Pound Centre will be run by volunteers on a self-
Left: the loo with a view!
Grants from the National Lottery Heritage Fund and the Cardiff YMCA (1910) Trust and equipment loaned by Cardiff University Archaeology Dept enabled a community archaeological dig to take place in autumn 2019. This dig was an intergenerational activity with older people and children from the local schools working together. Quite unexpectedly, it uncovered a high status medieval hall house with a Bath stone fireplace. This meant that the dig, led by Dr Tim Young of GeoArch continued for an extra month and uncovered 100 bags of finds!
The Bishop’s Castle, Llandaff
The Centre will also give our volunteers, in association with the Llandaff Society, the opportunity to share the history of Llandaff in a small heritage room, and also run guided tours of the Castle.
Please contact us on firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to help, donate or just ask a question.
Left: Carolyn Merrifield, Cllr Sean Driscoll and Louise Thomas (Cardiff Council) examine the wall of the Bishop’s Castle in The Pound
Entrance to The Pound The Courtyard