Dolgelley  Merionethshire


In 1887, John Bartholomew's Gazetteer of the British Isles described Dolgelley like this:

Dolgelly, market town and par. with ry. sta., Merioneth, at the confluence of the Aran and the Wnion, and at the N. base of Cader Idris, 9 miles E. of Barmouth, 19 SW. of Bala, and 228 NW. of London -- par., 25,607 ac. (575 water), pop. 3962; town, pop. 2455; P.O., T.O., 2 Banks, 3 newspapers. Market-days, Tuesday and Saturday; is the principal town of the co., and has mfrs., to some extent, of coarse flannels and tweeds. In an old building called the Parliament House, Owen Glendower is said to have held his Parliament in 1404.

Dolgelley through time

Dolgelley is now part of Gwynedd district. Click here for graphs and data of how Gwynedd has changed over two centuries. For statistics about Dolgelley itself, go to Units and Statistics.

How to reference this page:

GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Dolgelley, in Gwynedd and Merionethshire | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.


Date accessed: 24th July 2024

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