/** * Overriding $TCA * * The TYPO3 Configuration Array (TCA) is defined by the distributed tables.php and ext_tables.php files. * If you want to extend and/or modify its content, you can do so with scripts like this. * Or BETTER yet - with extensions like those found in the typo3conf/ext/ or typo3/ext/ folder. * Extensions are movable to other TYPO3 installations and provides a much better division between things! Use them! * * Information on how to set up tables is found in the document "Inside TYPO3" available as a PDF from where you downloaded TYPO3. * * Usage: * Just put this file to the location typo3conf/extTables.php and add this line to your typo3conf/localconf.php: * $typo_db_extTableDef_script = 'extTables.php'; */ // Rotate loginbox images from this directory # $GLOBALS['TBE_STYLES']['loginBoxImage_rotationFolder'] = '../fileadmin/loginimg/'; // Raise upload limit for images in 'image' content-elements to 10*1024 bytes = 1MB # $GLOBALS['TCA']['tt_content']['columns']['image']['config']['max_size'] = 10*1024; // Changes date fields to datetime fields in pages and tt_content # $GLOBALS['TCA']['tt_content']['columns']['starttime']['config']['eval'] = 'datetime'; # $GLOBALS['TCA']['tt_content']['columns']['endtime']['config']['eval'] = 'datetime'; # $GLOBALS['TCA']['pages']['columns']['starttime']['config']['eval'] = 'datetime'; # $GLOBALS['TCA']['pages']['columns']['endtime']['config']['eval'] = 'datetime'; ?>
The historic town of Crickhowell lies on the river Usk, on the southern edge of the Black Mountains, in the eastern part of the Brecon Beacons National Park. It takes its name from the nearby Iron Age hill fort of Crug Hywel which overlooks the town, but over the centuries that name has become anglicised to Crickhowell.
The town grew up around the initial motte and bailey castle built in 1121, probably by the Norman marcher Lord Robert Turberville, who was at the time a tenant of the infamous Bernard de Neufmarche. The castle was later refortified in stone when an heiress of the family, Sybil Turberville married Sir Grimbold Peuncefote. Work began around 1242 to wall the castle and add substantial stone towers, a large bailey and a home within the castle walls befitting a royal ally in Wales. It later passed into the hands of the powerful Mortimer family dynasty of Marcher Lords and in the 1300s declined into a smaller estate with a large portfolio of titles, larger castles and lands attached.
In 1400, by royal command of King Henry IV the castle was refortified, with a view to withstanding the uprising led by Owain Glyndwr. The work was carried out by Sir John Pauncefote, great grandson of a previous holder of the castle Sir Grimbold. However, the new defences did little to withstand Glyndwr's attacks, and it was largely destroyed by the forces in the early fifteenth century. Only the ruined double stone tower on the Castle Green remains today.
Other notable features in Crickhowell include the curious seventeenth century stone bridge over the Usk – the longest stone bridge in Wales – with its odd arches (thirteen on one side, twelve on the other) and its seat built into the walls. The beautiful fourteenth century parish church of St Edmund is also worth a visit it continues to hold a service every Sunday.
Agriculture continues to be an important industry in the area, alongside tourism. Significant parts of the surrounding countryside, over 20,000 acres, form part of the Glanusk Park Estate currently in the ownership of the Legge-Burke family.
History comes alive at Tretower Court and Castle, the Court originating in the 14th Century, garden tour also available.