Llancaiach Fawr Manor's hidden attic to be revealed

Llancaiach Fawr was built in 1550 by the Prichard family Credit: Llancaiach Fawr Manor

Llancaiach Fawr Manor has been awarded a £943,200 grant, which will see its hidden attic - a former servants' quarters - opened up to the public for the very first time.

The Grade I listed Tudor mansion in Nelson, near Caerphilly, is restored and furnished as it would have been in 1645. The money will be used to improve and conserve the attraction, and also provide better access for wheelchair users.

Cllr Ken James at Caerphilly County Borough Council said the Heritage Lottery funding 'would help transform the way the past is presented to a modern audience'.

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£1m for Valleys Tudor mansion

Llancaiach Fawr Manor in Nelson, near Caerphilly, has been given nearly £1m by the Heritage Lottery Fund. Its hidden attic, a former servants' quarters, is being opened to the public for the first time.