Llanengan

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Llanengan
The Church of St Engan, Llanengan - geograph.org.uk - 641219.jpg
The parish church dedicated to
Saint Einion Frenin, a 6th-century king of Llyn
Llanengan is located in Gwynedd
Llanengan
Llanengan
 Llanengan shown within Gwynedd
Population 2,024 (2001)
OS grid reference SH2926
Community Llanengan
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°48′32″N 4°31′52″W / 52.809021°N 4.531035°W / 52.809021; -4.531035

Llanengan (Welsh for "St. Einion's") is a small village and community 1.2 mi (1.9 km) southwest of Abersoch in Gwynedd in northern Wales. It has a population of 2,024.[1]

The parish church is dedicated to Saint Einion Frenin. Established in the late 5th or early 6th century and rebuilt in the late 15th or early 16th, it is one of the oldest churches on the Llŷn peninsula. The popular seaside resort village of Abersoch falls within the community. The local public house is called the Sun.

The ventilation chimney of the local lead mine.

Lead was formerly obtained from a lead mine just outside the village. A chimney can be seen on the left from the road to Porth Neigwl ("Hell's Mouth"): it marks the entrance to the former lead workings.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Office for National Statistics : Census 2001 : Parish Headcounts : Gwynedd
  2. ^ Atlas of Caernarfonshire; ed. T.M. Basset, B.L. Davies; Gwynedd Rural Council, Caernarfon 1976

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