Mount Cottage, Abergele

Juliet Roberts has been in touch with a question:

“Some very helpful chaps were able to help me out a few weeks ago pin pointing were my grandparents had lived at the time of their marriage. I have since found out they also lived at an address in Abergele called MOUNT COTTAGE. Now..i know the area we called The Mount was on Water Street….but can any of you learned people tell me where Mount Cottage was situated please?”

5 thoughts on “Mount Cottage, Abergele

  1. Ewan Clare:

    I do not know whether one of them was specifically ‘Mount Cottage’ but I had a vague recollection of somone telling me about the old houses, which used to stand behind the Hesketh Arms, had the Mount as their address. I’ve looked up Ellis Wynn Williams’s book and in the section on the Great Flood of 1879 it includes “…..the cottages at the rear of the Hesketh, known as the Mount, were so ravaged by the water that the occupants fled for their very lives.”
    Not definitive, but it may be a starting point for a bit of research, or jog some memories.

    1. juliet roberts:

      Thanks Ewan…that area would make sense.

  2. Gareth Morlais:

    Here’s a comment I’m posting on behalf of a friend called Dave Morris. He remembers the ruins of an old cottage on a patch of land he used to work on near the Faenol Avenue entrance to The Mount. He says that building may have been the Mount Cottage.

  3. Delyth A MacRae:

    The Cottages at the Mount were located next to the actual ‘Mount’ by the riverside, the triangular piece of land located on the right over the new relocated new footbridge overlooking Tannery Court. Roberts’ the Tannery family and the Butchers (Gwalia House) were born in these cottages. There are still stone remains and the old gateway on this land which is now in the ownership of Abergele Town Council.

  4. Brian Haynes:

    Delyth is spot on, Mount Cottage(s) were backing right up to the river, the last one was shown on the large scale OS maps which were revised in 1946/7 but was missing on the 1950s OS sheets, there were some foundations visible for many years, very little now remains since the site was “tidied” up by the local Council and Welsh Water.

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