|The lost village of Llanwddyn
In order to create the large lake
for Liverpool's water supply, the valley of the River
Vyrnwy had to be closed off by the huge stone dam. The whole
valley behind the dam was to be flooded, and this valley contained the
old village of Llanwddyn.
The old engraving
above shows the post office and the
Cross Guns Inn in the heart of the original village shortly before the
flooding of the
valley. The parish church (shown
below), two chapels, three inns, ten farmhouses, and 37 houses
were all to be lost under the rising waters.