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Bryncrug, sometimes spelt Bryn-crug, is a village and community in Gwynedd, Wales. The village is situated to the north east of the town of Tywyn, at the junction of the A493 and B4405 roads. Although the village is usually spelt Bryncrug in English, the community name uses the Welsh language version, Bryn-crug.[1]

To the south west of the village stood Ynysymaengwyn, a mansion built in 1758 but now demolished. To the south stood Cynfal motte-and-bailey castle, built in 1137 by Cadwaladr ap Gruffydd, brother of Owain Gwynedd.[2]

The poet David Richards (1751-1827), better known as Dafydd Ionawr, was born at Glanyrafon near Bryncrug.

Mary Jones, famous for walking to Bala at the age of sixteen to buy a Bible, lived in the village when older, and was buried in the village after her death in 1864.[3]

The football club, Tywyn & Bryncrug FC, play their home matches in the village.


  1. ^ "Key Figures for 2011 Census: Key Statistics: Bryn-crug". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 22 March 2013. 
  2. ^ "Castell Cynfal, Bryn-Y-Castell Castle mound". Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Wales. Retrieved 1 February 2009. 
  3. ^ "Bala and the Bible: Thomas Charles, Ann Griffiths and Mary Jones". Cardiff University. Retrieved 1 February 2009. 

Coordinates: 52°36′32″N 04°03′22″W / 52.60889°N 4.05611°W / 52.60889; -4.05611