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SCANT RUINS OF CYMMER NEAR DOLGELLY

SCANT RUINS OF CYMMER NEAR DOLGELLY

A farm track diverges from the Dolgelly-Barmoiith road just before it crosses the river Mawddach and leads to the crumbled remnants of the church of Cymmer (pronounced "Rummer") Abbey. This was founded for Cistercians in the year 1198 by Meredydd and Gruffyd, the lords of the county of Merioneth, which seems to have possessed no other religious house. Some of the domestic buildings of the monastery have been incorporated in the adjacent farm. The name Cymmer signifies "the meeting of the streams."

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