Dolgellau Townscape Heritage Project
A prominent characteristic of Dolgellau is its tall buildings of grey dolerite stone and slate, along with its web of narrow streets which have evolved and developed haphazardly over four centuries. 180 of the town's building stock are listed, but many of the town's historic buildings, mainly commercial properties, had fallen into serious disrepair and some had lain empty or partially vacant for a number of years.
To assist with the regeneration of the town, the Dolgellau Townscape Heritage project, a partnership between the Snowdonia National Park Authority, The Heritage Lottery Fund, Cadw and Gwynedd Council, was established in 2016 as a second phase to the successful Dolgellau Townscape Heritage Initiative. The project offers eligible property owners an opportunity to receive a grant to repair buildings, restore lost architectural features along with bringing empty floors back into economic use. Another objective of the Initiative is to promote awareness of the town's heritage and encourage the community and visitors to have greater involvement in their cultural heritage.
Dolgellau town centre (© SNPA)