Bryncroes

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Bryncroes
Ysgol Bryncroes.jpg
Ysgol Bryncroes
Bryncroes is located in Gwynedd
Bryncroes
Bryncroes
 Bryncroes shown within Gwynedd
OS grid reference SH2231
Community Botwnnog
Principal area Gwynedd
Ceremonial county Gwynedd
Country Wales
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town PWLLHELI
Postcode district LL53
Dialling code 01758
Police North Wales
Fire North Wales
Ambulance Welsh
EU Parliament Wales
UK Parliament Caernarfon
Welsh Assembly Dwyfor Meirionnydd
List of places
UK
Wales
Gwynedd

Coordinates: 52°51′00″N 4°38′00″W / 52.85°N 4.633333°W / 52.85; -4.633333

Bryncroes is a hamlet and former civil parish in Gwynedd in Wales, and lies on the Llŷn Peninsula approximately 2 km west of Sarn Mellteyrn. The parish was abolished in 1934 and divided between Botwnnog and Aberdaron.[1] The village was the scene of fierce protests between 1969 and 1972 when it was proposed to close the village school.[2] However, the protests were in vain and the school closed, and is now a village community centre.

Near the school is a well, which was used as a stopping-off point of the pilgrims on their way to Bardsey Island (Welsh: Ynys Enlli).

References[edit]

  1. ^ A Vision of Britain Through Time : Bryncroes Civil Parish Retrieved 13 January 2010
  2. ^ "Bryncroes". Penllyn.com. Retrieved 2007-07-12. 

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