1895 Print over 100 years old Barmouth Mawddach heights


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Old print photograph out of a book, the edition was dated 1895.

The page is over 100 years old and in very good condition.

In order to enhance and protect the page we have set in within a bespoke frame and mount.

Frame size 400mm x 370mm, available also in just a gold frame, your choice.  RTC.11.

Entitled – Barmouth.

Below the picture an inscription read:  

Barmouth – This watering-place is admirably situated at the mouth of the River Maw, or Mawddach.

It has a south-west-aspect, and is sheltered from the north-east wind by hills and high rocks, which overhang the town.

Very little snow falls here, and even when it does it rapidly disappears, though Cader Idris and the distant mountains remain covered.

 The town consists principally of one long irregular street, with a few terraces and groups of p icturesque old cottages built on the side of the hills and rocks, somewhat resembling Clovelly in Devonshire.

Myrtle, aloes, fuchsias, and a variety of shrubs grow luxuriantly here.

  On the Dolgelly road one obtains a fine view of the Cader range of mountains, the estuary of the Mawddach, and the railway bridge, which is nearly a mile long, and on which there is an excellent promenade.

We regret to say, however, that the point of vantage has the somewhat prosaic name of Porkington Terrace.

The bathing facilities on Barmouth sands form a principal feature of the place, the best time being about high tide.

The beach set apart for ladies extends from below the station to the end of the terrace, and beyond this point towards Llanaber is the gentlemen’s bathing-place.

The heights above the town are easily accessible by good paths and steps, and command extensive views of land and sea.

The views from the railway bridge at full tide, or at sunset, are unrivalled.

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