Clifton Hotel, Dolgellau, Deeds

Scope and Content

Deeds and other documents relating to the Clifton Hotel, Dolgellau, 1830-1978.

Administrative / Biographical History

In 1811 it was decided in the Quarter Sessions for Merionethshire that a new gaol was needed in Dolgellau. The old gaol in Smithfield Square was sold, and in about 1830 became a private house called Bennar. Its occupants included Dr John Wynne and the land surveyor Thomas Payne. In about 1867 it became the Talbot Hotel, owned by David Pugh. By 1900 it had ceased to be a hotel and changed its name again to Einion. By 1945 however it had become the Clifton Hotel, owned by Jennie Rowlands (d. 1975).


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Compiled by Rhys Jones for the ANW project. The following sources were used in the compilation of this description: Meirionnydd Archives, Clifton Hotel, Dolgellau, catalogue; Owen, Hugh J., 'The Common Gaols of Merioneth during the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries', Cylchgrawn Cymdeithas Hanes a Chofnodion Sir Feirionnydd, III (1), pp. 1-30.

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Hard copies of the catalogue are available at Meirionnydd Archives and the National Library of Wales.

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