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Barmouth - The Name


The Town
The Beginnings
The Name
The Port
Roads & Railway

Historical People
John Ruskin
Major H.W. Tilman
Harold Godfrey Lowe

Historical Events
Bronze Bell Wreck
Battle of Barmouth

Miscellaneous
Barmouth Milestones
Old Newspaper Report

Acknowledgements


Barmouth High Street

'The most widely accepted derivation of the name 'Barmouth' is a corruption of the Welsh Abermawddach or Abermaw, signifying the mouth of the estuary of the river Mawddach, with the corrupt forms including 'Abermow (e)', Bermow' and Bermo'. It was once claimed that the name 'Barmouth' was settled upon in the 18th century at a meeting of the town's merchants, shipowners and mariners to facilitate recognition and pronunciation in English and other ports, but this claim seems to have little to commend it'


John Pugh
Copyright 1999 [Digital Imagery]. All rights reserved.
Revised: February 23, 2002 .
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