Who is Nathaniel Wells?
Hidden Presence explores the extraordinary life of Nathaniel Wells, an 18th-19th century nobleman of mixed heritage, son of a wealthy Cardiff merchant & plantation owner and an enslaved woman.
The project will explore the history of his country seat, Piercefield House, Chepstow; the relationship between the sea ports of South Wales and the West Indies; and it will look at a range of issues linked to cultural heritage, identity, citizenship and what it means to be Welsh today.
Hidden Presence is a Ffotogallery project in partnership with Chepstow Museum and the University of the West of England. For more information and documentation please see