A Tour in Wales
This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1810 edition. Excerpt: ...sight of this, on the mountain road to PS Ruthin, which is called Tommen y Cast ell; Caer Crwyni is a small entrenchment, not remote from it, overlooking the vale of Edeirnion; the mount in the garden of Rug is another; a third, much more considerable, lies within sight of this, on the road to Gwyddelzcern; and farther on, in the parish of Bettws, is a fourth, which goes under the usual name of Tommen y Castell. Bala takes its name from its vicinity to the place where a river discharges itself from a lake. Balloch in the Erse language signifies the same. I know little more of its antient history, than that it seems to have been dependent on the castle of Harlech; and that, in the reign of Edward II. it was committed to the care of Eitiian de Stanedon, constable of that castleq; and that in the time of Edward III. his great general, Walter de Manni, was rewarded with the fee-farm of Bala and Harlech; and was made sheriff of this county for life'. I may add incidentally, that Edward I. gave one Hugo de Turbervill liberty of hunting through Meirioneddshire all kinds of wild beasts," while probably the subdued natives were only his Chasseurs, i Sefright MSS. Dugdale Baron, ii. 149. Rotulat Wallia, 98. In p. 97 is an order for him to have six stags out of the forest of Meirionith, Bala Lake, Pimble Mere, or Llyn-tegid, lies at a Lakb. small distance from the town; and is a fine expanse of water, near four miles long, and twelve hundred yards broad in the widest place: the deepest part is opposite Bryn Golen, where it is forty-six yards deep, with three yards of mud; the shores gravelly: the boundaries are easy slopes, well cultivated, and varied with woods. In stormy weather, its billows run very high, and incroach greatly on the north east end, ...
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