Bronllys castle is a motte and bailey fortress standing south of the village, towards Talgarth. The castle was founded in or soon after 1144 when the district was granted to Walter de Clifford by Roger Fitzmiles, 2nd Earl of Hereford. Walter seems to have been responsible for building the round tower on the motte for in 1165 it caught fire and a stone tumbling from the battlements killed Earl Roger's last surviving brother Mahel de Hereford. In September 1233 Walter III de Clifford had a force of over 200 men here defending the castle against his father-in-law Llywelyn ab Iorwerth. The castle passed from the Cliffords to the Giffards and eventually the de Bohun Earls of Hereford.
North view of the castle in 1740
In 1399 Henry IV took possession of all de Bohun property. The castle was additionally fortified against Owain Glyndŵr during the early years of his rebellion in the early 15th century. Bronllys Castle was never again occupied and by 1583 had fallen into disrepair. A short spell in the possession of the Duke of Buckingham did nothing to improve its state, and in 1521 was once again crown property, where it has remained ever since. It is now in the care of Cadw, the arm of the Welsh Assembly charged with care of historic monuments and is open to the public between April and October.
Historic city hall of Cologne (Rathaus) is the complex of three main structures consisting of the building of city built in XIV century, sixty one meter high tower built in XV century in typical gothic stile and at last loggia built in XVI century with some additions of XIX and XX centuries. All there attractive premises are opened only for guided visits. We don’t know when the main building was built bu we know that is was damaged by fire in 1367. Gothic tower was added between 1404 and 1407. And loggia between 1569 and 1573.
In 1943, at the height of World War II, the City Hall was hit by Anglo-American bombs and set on fire. During further bombing raids in 1944, the City Hall, together with most of Cologne’s central district, was destroyed. Only the loggia survived.
After the war the tower was the first part of City Hall to be rebuilt. In 1955 the City Council decided to rebuild the tower’s original ornamental facade, a task, which kept craftsmen occupied until 1975. In 1988 work began on the 124 sculptures, which decorate the tower - the last one was finished and re-erected in 1995.
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The Kaiserpfalz which is a general term for a temporary seat of the Holy Roman Emperor was built at an unknown date but before the year 1016.
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My Father's cousin.
Not mine, stolen off the internet. Will take down if requested.
centre grave in middle row Michael and Rhoda Groves, 5X great grandparents.
Family home of my ancestors, the Berry family - then Barlow, from about 1860 to 1931. Pictured is great grandmother Eliza Ellen, nee Dyer, then Mrs John Henry Berry, then Mrs Jesse Barlow.