Nantmor

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Coordinates: 52°59′35″N 4°04′48″W / 52.993°N 4.080°W / 52.993; -4.080

The chapel at Nantmor

Nantmor is a hamlet which lies about 1½ miles to the south of the village of Beddgelert in Gwynedd, Wales.

The current spelling of the name Nantmor is more modern – most old documents [1] from the 16th to the 18th century record the name as Nanmor.

It lies close to the scenic Aberglaslyn Pass and the Welsh Highland Railway. Nantmor station has re-opened, following a 2007 vote in its favour by local residents.

A car park run by the National Trust is a popular starting point for walks up Cwm Bychan or along the Aberglaslyn.

The village is perhaps most famous for being the home of Dafydd Nanmor, a renowned 15th century bard (died c. 1490), who took his name from the hamlet, as did Rhys Nanmor after him. Dafydd Nanmor himself was possibly a bardic student of Rhys Goch, who lived at neighbouring Hafod Garegog.

Filmed in Nantmor in 1957 the Inn of the Sixth Happiness is a 1958 American 20th Century Fox film based on the true story of Gladys Aylward, a tenacious British maid, who became a missionary in China during the tumultuous years leading up to World War II.

Carneddi, a nearby hill farm, was the home of Ruth Janette Ruck, who published a trilogy of books about her experiences in the 1950s, '60s and '70s, namely Place of Stones, Hill Farm Story and Along Came a Llama. In 1980 she featured in the HTV About Britain series in an episode called "The Lady and the Llama", which featured a year on the farm. [2]

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