location, history

economic landscape

buildings (1)

buildings (2)

buildings (3)

buildings (4)

religion, art, music

building today

references, links


The built environment (1)

How the area may have looked in Roman or medieval times is open to conjecture, but traces survive here and there in town and countryside.

parliament house
"Parliament House"

A remaining medieval building in Machynlleth is a late period town house known perhaps misleadingly as "The Parliament House" (grade 1 listed) in Maengwyn Street, and it now houses an interpretative display on Owain Glyndwr.

Another, though somewhat modified, is "Royal House" where Garsiwn Lane joins Penrallt Street, later altered with a shop front but possibly begun in the 1300's. Charles I is supposed to have stayed here in 1643, hence its name. It has recently been 'rescued' and refurbished.

Royal House

© Machynlleth and District Civic Society, Cymdeithas Ddinesig Machynlleth a'r Cylch, 2010