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St David's Church

A Grade II Listed Building in Barmouth, Gwynedd

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Coordinates

Latitude: 52.7199 / 52°43'11"N

Longitude: -4.0515 / 4°3'5"W

OS Eastings: 261537

OS Northings: 315559

OS Grid: SH615155

Mapcode National: GBR 8T.1M41

Mapcode Global: WH56L.QWYQ

Entry Name: St David's Church

Listing Date: 2 April 1992

Last Amended: 31 January 1995

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 5245

Building Class: Religious, Ritual and Funerary

Location: Prominently located at the approach to the lower part of the town centre; on a triangular plot with Harbour Lane to the S and with stone gate piers to rubble boundary wall.

County: Gwynedd

Town: Barmouth

Community: Barmouth (Bermo)

Community: Barmouth

Built-Up Area: Barmouth

Traditional County: Merionethshire

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History

Built in 1830 by Edward Haycock the elder, architect of Shrewsbury as the first church in Barmouth (the parish church is at Llanaber).

Exterior

Cruciform plan; in restrained Tudor style. Ashlar construction with slate roofs and coped, parapeted gables with broad kneelers and off-set finials; diagonal butresses. Gabled bell-cote to W end with eroded slate dedication plaque below. Deep hoodmoulds to Tudor-arched, cusped tracery windows, of 2 lights to Nave sides and 3 lights to E end and transepts. Blind lancets with hoodmoulds to gable apexes. Flat-topped gabled porch to W with Tudor-arched entrance and boarded doors; Gothic fanlight. Further entrance to N transept beneath window; recessed boarded door. Lean-to vestry to N, extruded in the corner between the chancel and N transept. Further, simpler lean-to onE side of S transept. Rubble plinth to E end.

Interior

Chamfered transverse beams to coved ceilings; similar beams to the crossing. Good stained glass to E window; by Alexander Gibbs of London, dated August 23 1873. Gothic octagonal wooden pulpit. Stone font with marble columns, re-set in the N transept. Contemporary choirstalls relocated to S transept. Panelled and boarded vestry door.

Reasons for Listing

Listed for its special interest to the history of Barmouth and as an unaltered earlier C19 church.

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