St Catherine, Arthog

St Catherine, Arthog
Record Type:
Parish Church
Church code:

Statutory Designation Information

Listed Building?
This is a Grade II Listed Building
Scheduled Monument?
There is no Scheduled Monument within the curtilage or precinct

National Park

The church is in the following National Park: Snowdonia

Conservation Area

The church is not in a Conservation Area

Buildings At Risk Status

On Buildings At Risk Register?
This church is not on the Buildings at Risk Register

Approximate Date

Approximate Date:
Post Medieval

Exterior Image

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Summary Description

The slate quarry behind the village allowed slate to be won in Bench galleries. Some of which was boated upstream to build the roof of the Shire Hall in Dolgellau in 1762. The settlement, just to the south of the Barmouth Railway Viaduct the junction of two railways, the Cambrian Coast Railway (Machynlleth to Pwllheli) as joined with the Railway from Ruabon, Llangollen, Corwen, Bala and Dolgellau, grew and in the C19 wealthy owners built houses overlooking the Mawddach estuary and in 1900 an attempt was made to start a middle-class resort on the flat land near the junction. In the 2001 census Arthog had the lowest number of Welsh speakers anywhere in Gwynedd. References The Welsh Academy Encyclopaedia of Wales Buildings of Wales – Gwynedd 2009 Welsh Slate David Gwyn RCAHMW

Visiting and Facilities

The church is open for worship.
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Church Website

Church Website:
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Sources and Further Information

View information on worship and access at this church on the Church In Wales web site
RCAHMW (2004) Coflein [Digital Archive/Document]