Llantrisant Guildhall was the powerhouse of an ancient borough for almost 700 years. For generations it governed the hilltop town – from punishing offenders to managing markets and fairs.
Llantrisant Guildhall will shortly become a major heritage and visitors’ centre based in the heart of one of the oldest communities in Wales. It will tell the remarkable story of a 1,400-year old town which boasts many landmark buildings, proud traditions and bewildering legends.
Famous for its Freemen and the role their “Black Army” played in the Battle of Crecy, Llantrisant played a pivotal role in the revolts of the Welsh against the early Norman overlords. Llantrisant Castle was an overnight prison for King Edward II while the eccentric Dr William Price’s actions in the town led to the passing of the Cremation Act in the UK.
This fine medieval court house is being restored and new life will be breathed into its ancient timbers once more. Run by the Llantrisant Guildhall Trust, a charitable body of volunteers, the building will provide education facilities for schoolchildren and will act as a resource for family historians.
As a charitable organisation it depends very much on the kindness and support of the general public. It takes a surprisingly large amount of money to run the Guildhall, and trustees are always grateful for any support that is offered.
Become a Friend of Llantrisant Guildhall and join an exclusive group of supporters who are helping to shape the future of the organisation.
The annual cost of becoming a Friend is £20.00 and membership includes a copy of the new Llantrisant history book, “An Historic Hilltop Town”
You will also be kept updated with the progress of the building in regular e-newsletters and will be exclusively invited to special events.