Bontnewydd, Gwynedd

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Bontnewydd
Chapel at Bontnewydd in 2005.jpg
Chapel at Bontnewydd in 2005
Bontnewydd is located in Gwynedd
Bontnewydd
Bontnewydd
Bontnewydd shown within Gwynedd
Population 1,162 (2011)[1]
OS grid reference SH483601
Community
  • Bontnewydd
Principal area
Ceremonial county
Country Wales
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town CAERNARFON
Postcode district LL54
Dialling code 01286
Police North Wales
Fire North Wales
Ambulance Welsh
EU Parliament Wales
UK Parliament
Welsh Assembly
List of places
UK
Wales
GwyneddCoordinates: 53°07′01″N 4°16′05″W / 53.117°N 4.268°W / 53.117; -4.268

Bontnewydd (Welsh, meaning 'New Bridge' in English) is a small village with a population of 1,162 located on the A487 road 3 kilometres (1.9 mi) south of Caernarfon in Gwynedd, Wales, close to the river Gwyrfai, 3 kilometres (1.9 mi) from its outflow into Foryd Bay.

It is served by Bontnewydd railway station, an unstaffed halt on the Welsh Highland Railway. The village has one small supermarket, an outdoor attraction called Gypsy Wood Park, a pub called The Newborough Arms and one school. Bontnewydd was known as Bodallog prior to the new bridge being built.

According to the 2011 Census, Bontnewydd is the community with the 3rd highest percentage of Welsh speakers in Wales. 82.6% of residents aged three and over reported being able to speak Welsh in the 2011 Census, as compared to 84.8% reporting being able to do so in the 2001 Census.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Community and Ward population 2011". Retrieved 14 May 2015. 
  2. ^ "2011 Census results by Community". Welsh Language Commissioner. Retrieved 9 April 2016. 

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