Lofftwen has a rich and varied history. The remains of a Roman Road border the east of the site and medieval field boundaries sit to the west. Across the site the Victorian remnants of a nine-hole golf course can be found.
There is still much more to discover, not least the odd intriguing pile of what appear to be hand worked stones or cairns. The more recent social history is equally interesting, and we have already learnt a huge amount just from talking to the people who grew up in and around Lofftwen and the local town of Llanwrtyd Wells.
We plan to work with local historians to help find out more about the areas of potential historic interest. We would also like to help capture the social history of Lofftwen, including some of the stories we've already heard, such as life at Lofftwen with the previous owners, the Jones family, who lived at Lofftwen for two generations, and local names for parts of Lofftwen that you won't find on any OS maps.
For all of this we need your help. Send us your memories, stories and photographs of Lofftwen by using the GET INVOLVED button below.
the lofftwen spring
We hope to bring the source of the main spring at Lofftwen (see below) back somewhere close to its former glory. At one point this spring was much celebrated, with a copper hinged-lid, hand-cut coping stones and elaborate iron gates.