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St Johns Hill Barmouth Gwynedd Wales
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St John's Church, Barmouth looks more like a cathedral than the parish church of a small Welsh seaside resort. Its location cut into the rock above the town probably helps with this illusion. St John's was built between 1889 and 1895 and the impressive Victorian building built of granite and sandstone under a slated roof was paid for by Mrs Sarah Dyson Perrins in memory of her husband James Dyson Perrins of the Lea & Perrins family. Built to replace the church of St David’s which was itself built to replace the ancient church of St Mary and Bodfan some mile outside the town. The square church tower is capped with sandstone crenellations and has carved pinnacles atop each corner buttress. The tower contains eight bells that were cast in the Whitechapel Bell Foundry in London. Pay a visit to Barmouth on a Sunday evening and you will enjoy the sound of the bells of St John’s Church echoing through the town.
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