Keeping an Open Door

Snowdonia National Park Authority and its partners have secured Yr Ysgwrn, the family home of iconic First World War soldier and Welsh-language poet Hedd Wyn, for future generations. Alongside Siegfried Sassoon, Wilfred Owen and Robert Graves, Hedd Wyn is one of the UK’s most important First World War literary figures who poignantly captured the horrors and disillusionment of the Great War through poetry. The property was at risk of being dismantled and sold on the open-market when the former owner was unable to continue farming the land.

Yr Ysgwrn, Hedd Wynn's home
Yr Ysgwyn, Hedd Wynn's home
Applicant: 
Snowdonia National Park Authority
Location: 
Yr Ysgwrn, Trawsfynydd, Gwynedd, LL41 4UW
Region: 
Wales
Grant awarded: 
£350,423
Year awarded: 
2011