Llanfihangel-y-Pennant

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This article is about the community and village in Meirionnydd. For the village in Eifionydd, see Llanfihangel-y-pennant, Dolbenmaen.
Llanfihangel-y-Pennant
Church of St Michael
St Michael's Church
Llanfihangel-y-Pennant is located in Gwynedd
Llanfihangel-y-Pennant
Llanfihangel-y-Pennant
 Llanfihangel-y-Pennant shown within Gwynedd
Population 402 
OS grid reference SH671088
Community Llanfihangel-y-Pennant
Principal area Gwynedd
Ceremonial county Gwynedd
Country Wales
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town TYWYN
Postcode district LL36
Dialling code 01654
Police North Wales
Fire North Wales
Ambulance Welsh
EU Parliament Wales
List of places
UK
Wales
Gwynedd

Coordinates: 52°39′41″N 3°57′55″W / 52.6613°N 3.96541°W / 52.6613; -3.96541

See also Llanfihangel (disambiguation).

Llanfihangel-y-Pennant is a small village and community, which includes Abergynolwyn, in the Meirionnydd area of Gwynedd in Wales. It is located in the foothills of Cadair Idris, and has a population of 402.[1]

Nearby is the ruined castle of Castell y Bere, a stronghold of the Welsh princes of Gwynedd in the 13th century.

History[edit]

In 1800, Mary Jones walked 26 miles (42 km) from the village to Bala to buy a Welsh Bible.[2] This led to the formation of the British and Foreign Bible Society.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Office for National Statistics : Census 2001 : Parish Headcounts : Gwynedd
  2. ^ http://llanfihangel-y-pennant.org.uk/mary-jones.html
  3. ^ "Bala and the Bible". Thomas Charles, Ann Griffiths and Mary Jones. E. Wyn James. Autumn 2005. Retrieved 2008-02-26. 

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