Llanddaniel Fab

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Coordinates: 53°12′36″N 4°15′11″W / 53.210°N 4.253°W / 53.210; -4.253

Llanddaniel Fab
The former St Deiniol's Church, Llanddaniel Fab.jpg
Saint Deiniol's Church
Llanddaniel Fab is located in Anglesey
Llanddaniel Fab
Llanddaniel Fab
 Llanddaniel Fab shown within Anglesey
Population 699 
OS grid reference SH4970
Principal area Anglesey
Ceremonial county Gwynedd
Country Wales
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town GAERWEN
Postcode district LL60
Dialling code 01248
Police North Wales
Fire North Wales
Ambulance Welsh
EU Parliament Wales
UK Parliament Ynys Môn
Welsh Assembly Ynys Môn
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Llanddaniel Fab is a village and community in the Welsh county of Anglesey. At the 2001 census it had a population of 699.[1]

It is near the prehistoric monument of Bryn Celli Ddu which was constructed in the late neolithic period.

During the 2001 United Kingdom foot-and-mouth crisis, many sheep and cattle were slaughtered in the area.[2]

The village has its own community council and its county council representative is Hywel Eifion Jones, who has held the post since May 1999. Amenities include a post office, primary school (Ysgol Parc y Bont), and a 12-hole golf course.[3]

Probably the village's most famous son is Tecwyn Roberts (1925-1988), who became NASA’s first Flight Dynamics Officer with Project Mercury that put the first American into space. Roberts was born at Trefnant Bach cottage in Llanddaniel Fab and was a former pupil of Ysgol Parc y Bont. After serving as a member of the Avro Arrow project team and the Space Task Group, Roberts transferred to NASA where he eventually became chief of the Manned Flight Support Division, chief of the Network Engineering Division during the Apollo Program and later Director of Networks at Goddard Space Flight Center.[4]

Church[edit]

St Deiniol's Church is a small 19th-century church in the village. The first church in this location is said to have been established by St Deiniol Fab (to whom the church is dedicated) in 616.[5] The current building incorporates some material and fittings from its predecessor, which probably dated from about the 16th century.[6][7] The church is no longer in use, and the village is now served by a church in Llanfairpwllgwyngyll.[8] It is a Grade II listed building, a designation given to "buildings of special interest, which warrant every effort being made to preserve them",[9] in particular because it is regarded as "a good example of a simple 19th-century rural church".[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Parish Headcounts: Isle of Anglesey". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 18 April 2013. 
  2. ^ A BBC timeline of the crisis
  3. ^ A webpage about the golfcourse
  4. ^ A site about Tecwyn Roberts on www.llanddaniel.co.uk
  5. ^ Lewis, Samuel (1849). "Llanddaniel-Vab (Llan-Ddeiniol-Fab)". A Topographical Dictionary of Wales. Retrieved 26 January 2011. 
  6. ^ Longueville Jones, Harry (1846). "Mona Mediaeva No. IV". Archaeologia Cambrensis (Cambrian Archaeological Association) 1: 434–435. Retrieved 26 January 2011. 
  7. ^ a b Cadw (2009). "Church of St Deiniol". Historic Wales. Retrieved 26 January 2011. 
  8. ^ "Church in Wales: Benefices". Church in Wales. Retrieved 26 January 2011. 
  9. ^ What is listing? (PDF). Cadw. 2005. p. 6. ISBN 1-85760-222-6. 

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