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Ty Crwn (The Lock-up)

A Grade II Listed Building in Barmouth, Gwynedd

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Coordinates

Latitude: 52.7193 / 52°43'9"N

Longitude: -4.0525 / 4°3'8"W

OS Eastings: 261466

OS Northings: 315489

OS Grid: SH614154

Mapcode National: GBR 8T.1LW9

Mapcode Global: WH56L.QXF6

Entry Name: Ty Crwn (The Lock-up)

Listing Date: 3 April 1951

Last Amended: 31 January 1995

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 4898

Building Class: Civil

Location: Standing about 40m to the W of Ty Gwyn, behind Abermaw Terrace, and in a recent landscaped setting.

County: Gwynedd

Community: Barmouth (Bermo)

Community: Barmouth

Locality: Barmouth Harbour

Built-Up Area: Barmouth

Traditional County: Merionethshire

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History

Built on the instructions of the county's magistrates as a lock-up for drunks and petty offenders. The building contract was given to Thomas Rees, Jones James and Rees Owen of Dolgellau and is dated 12th November 1833; their fee was รบ55.

Exterior

Single storey; circular plan. Of rough dressed stone with aconical slate roof rising to a central cylindrical moulded stack. There are 2 rooms, each served by a plain flat-arched entrance with 2 barred slit-windows flanking and set high up.

Interior

Within each room is a corner privy and presumably a fireplace (this latter feature is currently obscured: autumn 1994).

Reasons for Listing

An interesting, unaltered centralised lock-up of considerable local historic interest.

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  • II St David's Church
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  • II Walsal House (The Old Tea Rooms)
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  • II Attached Cottage tot he rear of Walsal House
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  • II Former Wash-House or Shop advanced to the R of Quay Cottage
    Set back from the street line behind dwarf rubble forecourt walls with simple central gate. The cottage is partly overlapped to the L by a late C19 gabled shop building.
  • II Quay Cottage
    Set back from the street line behind dwarf rubble forecourt walls with simple central gate. The cottage is partly overlapped to the L by a late C19 gabled shop building.
  • II Nos.2 & 3 Bennar Terrace,,,,,gwynedd,
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  • II Anchor Cottage
    On the street-line, partly set back behind a modern brick dwarf-walled forecourt/garden.

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