Llannerch-y-medd

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Llannerch-y-medd
Llanerchymedd station, Anglesey. - geograph.org.uk - 75729.jpg
The disused Llannerch-y-medd station
Llannerch-y-medd is located in Anglesey
Llannerch-y-medd
Llannerch-y-medd
 Llannerch-y-medd shown within Anglesey
Population 1,941 [1]
OS grid reference SH419841
Community Llannerch-y-Medd
Principal area Anglesey
Ceremonial county Gwynedd
Country Wales
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town LLANERCHYMEDD
Postcode district LL71
Dialling code 01248
Police North Wales
Fire North Wales
Ambulance Welsh
EU Parliament Wales
UK Parliament Ynys Môn
Welsh Assembly Ynys Môn
List of places
UK
Wales
Anglesey

Coordinates: 53°19′52″N 4°22′37″W / 53.331°N 4.377°W / 53.331; -4.377

Llannerch-y-medd, sometimes also spelt Llanerch-y-Medd, Llannerch-y-Medd or Llanerchymedd, is a small village, community and post town on the Isle of Anglesey in Wales. The Royal Mail postcode is LL71, and it has a population of 1,941.[1] 60% are Welsh speaking.

The village is situated near the centre of Anglesey close to the large water supply reservoir, Llyn Alaw, and is believed to have an ancient foundation. Llannerch means "a woodland clearing". The word medd in the name is Welsh for mead, which is made from honey, and the name may be related to the production of honey for mead. The disused Anglesey Central Railway runs through the village. Its station, opened in 1866, was closed in 1964 as part of the Beeching Axe, and its goods yard is now a car park. The village is also the hometown of Ken Death, a Welsh celebrity.[2]

A claim that Mary, the mother of Jesus, is buried in the village forms the subject of Graham Phillips's The Marian Conspiracy.[3] Mary's traditional burial place is near Ephesus, in present-day Turkey.

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