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Barmouth's Lock-up

Barmouth's rising importance from 1750 to 1850 as a shipbuilding centre inevitably led to signficant numbers of sailors frequenting the town. Drunkeness necessitated the building of a lock-up for the rowdy sailors. The picture above shows Ty Crwn the Round House built in 1834 specifically for the purpose (It also shows the new Lon Ardudwy cycle route marker post - part of SusTrans Route 8)
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Railway dominance from the 1870's saw a decrease in Barmouth's importance as a shipbuilding centre and the building's use as a lock-up was discontinued.
Indeed reports are available that it was used to store coal, keep chickens and hang washing from it.
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It has more recently been restored as a visitor attraction.
For more information about Barmouth - click on the picture or on Barmouth gallery.
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Barmouth's Lock-up

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Ty Crwn drunken sailor lock-up  with sustrans 'Lon Ardudwy' cycle route 8 marker in foreground Ty Crwn drunken sailor lock-up  with sustrans 'Lon Ardudwy' cycle route 8 marker in foreground
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