Garneddwen

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Garneddwen
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Garneddwen
Garneddwen is located in Gwynedd
Garneddwen
Garneddwen
Location within Gwynedd
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Postcode districtSY20
Dialling code01654
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52°39′43″N 3°49′44″W / 52.662°N 3.829°W / 52.662; -3.829Coordinates: 52°39′43″N 3°49′44″W / 52.662°N 3.829°W / 52.662; -3.829

Garneddwen is a hamlet in the south of the county of Gwynedd, Wales. It lies in the historic county of Merionethshire/Sir Feirionnydd, in the valley of the Afon Dulas.

It consists primarily of a single row of terraced houses, built for the workers at Aberllefenni Slate Quarry.

Nearby is Fronwen, built as a family home by the quarry manager Robert Hughes (1813–1882) and his wife Jane (1822–1906). Their son Alfred William Hughes (1861–1900) Professor of Anatomy and Dean of the Faculty of Kings College London, whose monument stands on the outskirts of Corris, was born in this house in 1861, as were his three brothers Llywelyn, Charles (b. 1859) and Arthur (1857–1918); the latter married future author Molly Thomas in 1897.[1]

Garneddwen was a station on the narrow gauge Corris Railway.[2]

This should not be confused with the now closed standard gauge Garneddwen Halt on the Ruabon to Barmouth Line.

The Roman road between northern and southern Roman Wales, Sarn Helen, probably ran through the hamlet.

References[edit]

  1. ^ M.V.Hughes "A London Girl of the 1880s" (1936)
  2. ^ Corris Railway Society "A Return to Corris" (1988)


Preceding station   Disused railways   Following station
Corris   Corris Railway   Aberllefenni