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Tea at the White House ?

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Tea at The White House ?

In 1565, there were only four houses in Barmouth and Ty Gwyn was one of them - Ty Gwyn means the White House.
It is now the oldest building in Barmouth appearing in any archive record and fittingly it occupies a key location down at the harbour.
Built by Gruffydd Fechan of Cors y Gedol between 1460-1485, Ty Gwyn features a late 15th century floor hall.
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History has it that Jasper Tudor, the uncle of the first Tudor king, Henry VII hid up in Ty Gwyn during the Wars of the Roses.
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It now houses a thriving cafe "Davy Jones' Locker" below and the Bronze Bell Shipwreck Museum above - This is about the 1709 wreck and the recent salvage operation.
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For more information about Barmouth - click on the picture or on Barmouth gallery.
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