Encyclopædia Britannica, Ninth Edition/Dolgelly
DOLGELLY, a market and assize town of Merionethshire, North Wales, situated at the junction of the Aran with the Wnion, and at the northern base of Cader Idris, 19 miles S.W. of Bala and 9 miles E. of Barmouth, with both of which it is connected by railway. The town consists of a series of small squares and narrow streets, the houses being built of stone. It contains a market hall, assize hall, county gaol, and parish church. An old building, described as the Parliament House, is said to have been the place in which Owen Glendower assembled his parliament in 1404. Dolgelly, which is the principal town of Merionethshire, forms a local board district. There is an inconsiderable manufacture of coarse flannels and tweeds carried on by the inhabitants. Population in 1871, 2357.