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Plas Machynlleth, once home to the landowning Vane-Tempest (Londonderry) family, is now administered as a community resource (meeting rooms, office space, etc). This elevation, built in 1853, extended the earlier structure behind.

Plas Machynlleth
Plas Machynlleth

Vertically-sliding sash window construction, copied from the Low Countries, became more common after about 1700, usually weight-balanced. Whilst being no more draught-proof than the hinged casement windows of the time, they tend to have an elegance derived from their proportions and from the way the sashes open for ventilation within the plane of the building's elevation.

And here's the town clock - an example of a folly serving as civic focus?


Town Clock

© Machynlleth and District Civic Society, Cymdeithas Ddinesig Machynlleth a'r Cylch, 2010