23) St Anne’s Square

Saint Anne's Square, BarmouthThe square was a new focal point for the town with older elements like St. Anne’s Building, and a variety of later buildings that included the imposing St. John’s and a Masonic hall, all facing down Beach Road, thus directing throngs of visitors to enjoy the seaside. St Anne’s Building, (24), situated slightly above the square, has one of the best facades in Barmouth. Previously called the Belle View and also the Red Lion it once proudly stood alone on an elevated site and later became a hotel, some say haunted! A stable range sat on its left and this building can still be identified. To the right of St. Anne’s building is Barmouth’s Masonic Lodge.Beach Road 1880

You are almost back in Talbot Square and the end of this trail but please carry on and explore more of Barmouth.


Black and white images courtesy of Hugh Griffith Roberts, Abermaw/Barmouth
The Square in 1920