Woollen Factory

To help to place it, I’ve highlighted the castle near the top, the road in red and the river in blue. In 1891, the head of the household gave his occupation as ‘Wool work, fancy’.

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The Old Woollen Mill


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The mill below the castle, with Bodunig on the left (demolished in 1989 as part of the road widening scheme).

Newspaper report …

North Wales Chronicle – 27th July 1889


  The owner of the Factory at Dolwyddelan wrote claiming £7 5s from the Authority for loss of time owing to an insufficient supply of water to run his mill, and alleging that the deficient supply was caused by some works the Authority were carrying on. – There had been a report on this subject at the previous meeting to the effect that the Authority were not liable to repair the dam dyke, and that this caused the shortage of water. – On the motion of Mr Gower, seconded by Mr Roberts, it was resolved that the letter “lie on the table”.

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The factory today from the road.