Bronze Bell (Tal-y-Bont)

Brief History:

The Bronze Bell (or Tal-y-Bont) wreck lies to the south of the Sarn Badrig Reef (St. Partick's Causeway) between Barmouth and Harleck in Cardigan Bay.  She is so named after the bell that was found on the site bearing the date 1677.  Along with cannons and anchors on the site were found 43 blocks of Italian Carrara marble. 

The site is designated under the Protection of Wrecks Act (1973).

During 1998, along with members of the Tewkesbury Underwater Group (TUG), MADU assisted with the survey and recording of the cannons, anchors and cargo of marble blocks.

Many of the artefacts recovered from the site are now on display at a museum dedicated to the wreck in Barmouth, and one of the marble blocks recovered from the site has been caved and is on display on the promenade in Barmouth. 

 The "Bronze Bell" in the Barmouth Museum  Inside the Bronze Bell Museum

The Bronze Bell in the Barmouth Museum

Inside the Bronze Bell Museum

 Site plan of the Bronze Bell wreck site  Some of the Bronze Bell Museum displays

Site Plan of the Bronze Bell wreck site

Some of the Bronze Bell Museum displays

 Outside of the Bronze Bell Museum in Barmouth  A carving made from one of the marble blocks from the site

The Bronze Bell Museum in Barmouth

A carved marble block from the site