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Llangelynnin, Gwynedd


Llangelynnin (or Llangelynin) is a small village and community in Gwynedd, Wales. Although the village is usually known as Llangelynnin in English, the community name used is Llangelynin.[1]

Location, History & Amenities

It sits on a slope above Cardigan Bay to the north of Tywyn. The A493 road and Cambrian Coast railway pass through the village, although Llangelynin station was closed in 1991. Llangelynnin's parish church dates from the 13th century and is dedicated to Saint Celynnin.

The poet and scholar John Morgan was born in the village and Abram Wood, a famous Welsh gypsy, was buried there in 1799.

The community of Llangelynnin includes the larger village of Llwyngwril and the hamlet of Rhoslefain within its boundaries. It has an area of 2,154 hectares and a population of 708 (2001 census).

References

  • Davies, John; Jenkins, Nigel; Baines, Menna & Lynch, Peredur I. (2008) The Welsh Academy Encyclopaedia of Wales, University of Wales Press, Cardiff.

External links

  • A Vision of Britain through time: Llangelynnin
  • www.geograph.co.uk : photos of Llangelynnin and surrounding area
  • Snowdonia 360: Virtual Tour of Llangelynnin Church

Coordinates: 52°38′36″N 4°06′44″W / 52.64327°N 4.11232°W / 52.64327; -4.11232

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