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

A Grade II Listed Building in Barmouth, Gwynedd

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Coordinates

Latitude: 52.7209 / 52°43'15"N

Longitude: -4.0519 / 4°3'6"W

OS Eastings: 261507

OS Northings: 315667

OS Grid: SH615156

Mapcode National: GBR 8T.1LZ0

Mapcode Global: WH56L.QVPZ

Entry Name: ,9,St George's Terrace,Old Barmouth,,GWYNEDD,LL42 1BN

Listing Date: 31 January 1995

Last Amended: 31 January 1995

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 15478

Building Class: Domestic

Location: Built against the rock, immediately behind Williams Buildings, and adjacent to Green Bank. Access to No 9 (the upper flat) is from a narrow metalled lane which passes up behind the house at 3rd store

County: Gwynedd

Community: Barmouth (Bermo)

Community: Barmouth

Locality: Old Barmouth

Built-Up Area: Barmouth

Traditional County: Merionethshire

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History

The house originally formed two of the 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 Mrs Talbot of Tyn-y-Fynnon, a friend of Ruskin's and a sympathiser with his beliefs.

Reasons for Listing

One of the houses which belonged to Ruskin's guild and consequently of considerable socio-historic interest.

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