Llanfihangel-y-Pennant

Llanfihangel-y-Pennant is a hamlet and wider, very sparsely populated community (which includes Abergynolwyn and Tal-y-llyn) in the Meirionnydd area of Gwynedd in Wales. It is located in the foothills of Cadair Idris, and has a population of 402,[1] reducing to 339 at the 2011 Census.[2]

Llanfihangel-y-Pennant
Llanfihangel-y-Pennant Church.jpg
St Michael's Church
Llanfihangel-y-Pennant is located in Gwynedd
Llanfihangel-y-Pennant
Llanfihangel-y-Pennant
Location within Gwynedd
Area77.5 km2 (29.9 sq mi)
Population339 (2011)
• Density4/km2 (10/sq mi)
OS grid referenceSH671088
Community
  • Llanfihangel-y-Pennant
Principal area
Ceremonial county
CountryWales
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townTYWYN
Postcode districtLL36
Dialling code01654
PoliceNorth Wales
FireNorth Wales
AmbulanceWelsh
UK Parliament
Senedd Cymru – Welsh Parliament
List of places
UK
Wales
Gwynedd
52°39′40″N 3°57′54″W / 52.661°N 3.965°W / 52.661; -3.965Coordinates: 52°39′40″N 3°57′54″W / 52.661°N 3.965°W / 52.661; -3.965

Nearby is the ruined castle of Castell y Bere, a stronghold of the Welsh princes of Gwynedd in the 13th century.

HistoryEdit

In 1800, Mary Jones walked 26 miles (42 km) from the village to Bala to buy a Welsh Bible.[3] This led to the formation of the British and Foreign Bible Society.[4]Mary Jones World, a heritage centre about her life is located near Bala.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Office for National Statistics : Census 2001 : Parish Headcounts : Gwynedd Archived 22 September 2010 at the Wayback Machine
  2. ^ "Community population 2011". Retrieved 14 May 2015.
  3. ^ http://llanfihangel-y-pennant.org.uk/mary-jones.html
  4. ^ "Bala and the Bible". Thomas Charles, Ann Griffiths and Mary Jones. E. Wyn James. Autumn 2005. Retrieved 26 February 2008. Cite has empty unknown parameter: |coauthors= (help)

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