Abererch

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Abererch
Abererch cottage - geograph.org.uk - 1289591.jpg
Abererch
Abererch is located in Gwynedd
Abererch
Abererch
Abererch shown within Gwynedd
Population1,354 (Ward 2011)[1]
OS grid referenceSH395365
Community
Principal area
Ceremonial county
CountryWales
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townPWLLHELI
Postcode districtLL53
Dialling code01758
PoliceNorth Wales
FireNorth Wales
AmbulanceWelsh
EU ParliamentWales
UK Parliament
Welsh Assembly
List of places
UK
Wales
Gwynedd
52°54′07″N 4°23′10″W / 52.902°N 4.386°W / 52.902; -4.386Coordinates: 52°54′07″N 4°23′10″W / 52.902°N 4.386°W / 52.902; -4.386

Abererch (Welsh for "Mouth of the Erch") is a small village and former civil parish on the Llŷn Peninsula in the Welsh county of Gwynedd. The village lies approximately 1 mile (1.6 km) east of Pwllheli. A river, the Afon Erch runs through the village.

The parish was abolished in 1934 and incorporated into that of Llannor, now the community of Llannor.[2] It is a mostly Welsh-speaking village.[3]

Church of St Cawrdaf

There is a primary school, playschool, and a railway station. The church of St Cawrdaf is a grade I listed building.[4]

Abererch has a beach which is between Pwllheli and Penychain (Haven Holiday Park). Parking for the beach is near the railway station. From the beach you have a view of Harlech Castle in the east all the way down to Tywyn (on a clearer day even further south) and to the west Pwllheli and the St Tudwals. Access to the beach is through a footpath next the caravan and camp-site. This beach is ideal for days when the wind is from the north or north west due to the sheltered bay.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Ward population 2011". Retrieved 14 May 2015.
  2. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2011-06-04. Retrieved 2010-01-13.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link) A Vision of Britain Through Time : Abererch Civil Parish Retrieved 12 January 2010
  3. ^ "2001 Census - Electoral Division Level Language Data". Archived from the original (XLS) on 16 July 2011. Retrieved 25 November 2010.
  4. ^ "Church of St Cawrdaf, Llannor". British Listed Buildings. Retrieved 4 January 2014.