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,2,St George's Terrace,Old Barmouth,,GWYNEDD,LL42 1BN

A Grade II Listed Building in Barmouth, Gwynedd

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Coordinates

Latitude: 52.7208 / 52°43'14"N

Longitude: -4.0513 / 4°3'4"W

OS Eastings: 261552

OS Northings: 315654

OS Grid: SH615156

Mapcode National: GBR 8T.1M4V

Mapcode Global: WH56L.RW01

Entry Name: ,2,St George's Terrace,Old Barmouth,,GWYNEDD,LL42 1BN

Listing Date: 3 April 1951

Last Amended: 31 January 1995

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 15474

Building Class: Domestic

Location: Located towards the top of the old town on a raised, parapetted terrace.

County: Gwynedd

Community: Barmouth (Bermo)

Community: Barmouth

Locality: Old Barmouth

Built-Up Area: Barmouth

Traditional County: Merionethshire

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History

The terrace forms two of the formerly 13 St. George's Guild Cottages which formerly served a community founded by John Ruskin. From 1871 Ruskin published his socialist theories in a series of letters - the Fors Clavigera - which were addressed to 'the working men of England'. In that year he founded the Guild of St. George, 'a society established to carry out certain charitable acts', and the community at Barmouth was his first social experiment. It was made possible by the donation in 1874 of the land and cottages by MrsTalbot of Tyn-y-Fynnon, a friend of Ruskin's and a sympathiser with his beliefs.

Reasons for Listing

Included despite modernisation as having belonged to Ruskin's guild and consequently of considerable socio-historic interest.

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