Penmynydd

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The radio mast, Penmynydd

Penmynydd, meaning top of the mountain in Welsh, is a village on Anglesey island, off the north west coast of Wales, situated on a slight hill on the B5420 road between Menai Bridge and Llangefni,[1] at grid reference SH510743. The Royal Mail postcode begins LL61. When Welsh nobleman Rhys ap Tudur was executed in 1412, lands of the Penmynydd family were forfeited.[2] The village includes the Neuadd Lwyd, a former Victorian rectory that was converted into a country-house hotel.[3] The village is notable for its almshouses. A radio communication transmission mast was installed in 2002 a few yards north of the village at the top of the hill.[4]

The Tudor Family[edit]

Penmynydd was the home of the Tudors of Penmynydd and claims the birthplace of the founding of the Tudor Dynasty.[1] In the 14th century, a resident of Penmynydd, Tudur ap Goronwy, had five sons, one of whom was called Maredudd (the father of Owen Tudor - an Anglicisation of his Welsh name Owain ap Maredudd ap Tudur) who joined Henry V's army and subsequently established himself at court. After Henry V died, his widow married Owen Tudor in secret around 1429 and had three sons. Their grandson, Henry Tudor, subsequently claimed the crown of England through this rather tenuous relationship.

References[edit]

St. Credifael's Church, Penmynydd
  1. ^ a b Hywel Trewyn (April 21, 2009), King's Back On His Old Stamping Ground. Post office launches Royal anniversary images, Liverpool Daily Post, p. 8, retrieved November 19, 2013 
  2. ^ The Welsh Academy Encyclopaedia Wales Extracts The Miners' Next Step, Western Mail (Wales), October 15, 2005, p. 3, retrieved November 19, 2013 
  3. ^ Stephen McClarence (April 24, 2011), Anglesey is the royal threshold royal threshold, Express on Sunday, retrieved November 19, 2013 
  4. ^ Broadband for island, Liverpool Daily Post, November 11, 2002, p. 18, retrieved November 19, 2013 

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Coordinates: 53°14′41″N 4°14′04″W / 53.24475°N 4.23442°W / 53.24475; -4.23442