Anglesey In 50 BuildingsAnglesey In 50 Buildings

Warren Kovach

The Isle of Anglesey is treasured by visitors and residents alike for its natural beauty, but it is also the home of a wide range of interesting and striking historic buildings. Local author Warren Kovach, founder of the Anglesey History web site, takes you down the 400 steps to the South Stack lighthouse, teaches you how to pronounce the name of Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch railway station, introduces you to the philanthropist Sir John Prichard Jones, who built a library and charitable institute in his home village, pausing only for refreshments at the Ship Inn at Red Wharf Bay.

Also featured are the magnificent bridges crossing the Menai Strait, a fully restored 17th century thatched cottage and Wales’ only working 19th century windmill.

From ancient castles and an Iron Age village, through medieval manor houses and Victorian industrial works, to an architecturally modern church and a new factory harvesting the salt of the sea, Anglesey in 50 Buildings guides you around the island's history through a selection of its greatest architectural treasures.

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This book will be an excellent companion to those who are discovering the island for the first time, as well as long-time residents who want to learn more about the history of the buildings they walk past every day.

A list of the places illustrated is given below, along with an interactive Google map showing exactly where each modern photograph was taken.

About the Author

Warren Kovach is the author of the Amberley book Anglesey Through Time, as well as the popular website, which highlights aspects of the island's history, supplemented by many of his own photographs. Born and raised in Ohio, USA, he moved to Anglesey in the early 1990s and soon set about exploring its history and landscape. He has a PhD as a researcher in biology, ecology and palaeontology, but later moved to developing scientific computer software. He is a keen photographer and has had his photos published in many national newspapers, books and magazines around the world. He is also a trustee of the Menai Bridge Community Heritage Trust. You can follow him on Twitter at @AngleseyHist or on the Anglesey History Facebook page.

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Book details

Format: Paperback, 234 x 165 mm
Pages: 96
Images: 107
Publisher: Amberley Publishing Plc, October 2017
ISBN-10: 1445672561
ISBN-13: 978-1445672564


If you have already purchased the book and you want to know where the buildings are located, you can find them on this Google Map:

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Buildings described in the Anglesey In 50 Buildings book

1. Bryn Celli Ddu Burial Chamber
2. Din Lligwy Iron Age Village
3. Holyhead Roman Fort & St. Cybi’s Church
4. Aberlleiniog Castle
5. Llys Rhosyr, Excavated Medieval Court
6. Beaumaris Castle
7. Penmon Abbey & Dovecote
8. St. Cwyfan's Church
9. St. Patrick’s Church, Llanbadrig
10. St. Tysilio, Church Island, Menai Bridge
11. St. Dwynwen Chapel, Llanddwyn
12. St. Gredifael's Church, Penmynydd
13. David Hughes Grammar School, Beaumaris
14. Tudor Rose Shop, Beaumaris
15. George & Dragon Pub, Beaumaris
16. Hafoty Medieval House, Llansadwrn
17. Swtan Thatched Cottage, Church Bay
18. Beaumaris Courthouse
19. Beaumaris Gaol
20. Hyfrydle Chapel, Holyhead
21. Capel Cildwrn, Llangefni
22. Llynon Windmill
23. Melin Hywel Water Mill, Llanddeusant
24. Melin y Bont Windmill, Ty Croes
25. Plas Newydd
26. Menai Strait Bridges
27. Llanfairpwll Toll House
28. Mona Inn
29. Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch Railway Station
30. National School/Thomas Telford Centre, Menai Bridge
31. Prince’s Pier Warehouse, Menai Bridge
32. Pier Gatehouse, Menai Bridge
33. Parys Mountain Windmill
34. Llanlleiana Porcelain Works
35. Ship Inn, Red Wharf Bay
36. Holyhead Customs House & Harbourmaster’s Office
37. Holyhead Lifeboat Station/Maritime Museum
38. South Stack Lighthouse
39. Skinner’s Monument & Stanley House, Holyhead
40. Prichard Jones Institute, Newborough
41. Cloth Hall, Pentraeth
42. Evans Bros. Hardware Shop, Menai Bridge
43. Bulkeley Square, Llangefni
44. Ynys Farmhouse, Cors Bodeilio
45. Hermon Pillbox; WWII Defensive Structure
46. Our Lady Star Of The Sea Church, Amlwch
47. Wylfa Nuclear Power Plant
48. Sea Watch Centre, Moelfre
49. Oriel Ynys Môn
50. Halen Môn Saltcote, seasalt plant & visitor centre


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