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Dinas Mawddwy, Merionethshire

Historical Description

Dinas Mawddwy, a village and a decayed ancient borough in Mallwyd parish, in Merionethshire, on a romantic spot at the confluence of the rivers Cerist and Dovey, and at the terminus of the Mawddwy railway, a short line which joins the Cambrian railway at Cemmes Road, 10 miles E by S of Dol-gelly. It has a post and money order office (R.S.O.); telegraph office at the railway station. Fairs are held on the Friday before Palm Sunday, 2 June, 10 Sept., and 13 Nov. There is a slate quarry. Dinas Mawddwy was one of the five independent lordships of Wales and possessed a corporation. There are Congregational, Wesleyan, and Calvinistic Methodist chapels.

Transcribed from The Comprehensive Gazetteer of England & Wales, 1894-5

Land and Property

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