Former National School
The former National School, built circa 1840, is now home to Conwy Visitor Centre. One of the earliest headmasters was Thomas Roberts, who also wrote Welsh poetry under the bardic name "Myrddin". You can read more about him and his poetry on this page in our mini-tour of Conwy churchyard, where he is buried.
Pevsner’s guide to The Buildings of Wales: Gwynedd remarks on this building’s deep-chamfered triple windows. The building is Grade II listed.
National Schools were created by the National Society for Promoting the Education of the Poor in the Principles of the Established Church in England and Wales. The society was formed in 1811 and stipulated that the national religion should be the main thing taught to poor children. The creation of National Schools in Conwy and elsewhere was overseen by members of the local Anglican church, including the vicar.
Postcode: LL32 8LD