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Botwnnog is located in Gwynedd
Botwnnog shown within Gwynedd
Population 996 (2011)[1]
OS grid reference SH260311
  • Botwnnog
Principal area
Ceremonial county
Country Wales
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town PWLLHELI
Postcode district LL53
Dialling code 01758
Police North Wales
Fire North Wales
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52°50′56″N 4°35′02″W / 52.849°N 4.584°W / 52.849; -4.584Coordinates: 52°50′56″N 4°35′02″W / 52.849°N 4.584°W / 52.849; -4.584

Botwnnog is a village and community in Gwynedd in Wales, located on the Llŷn Peninsula 6 km (4 mi) west-north-west of Abersoch. It has a population of 955,[2] increasing to 996 at the 2011 Census.

It lies between Mynytho and Sarn Meyllteyrn, has two schools, Pont y Gof Primary School and Ysgol Botwnnog (secondary), and a doctors' surgery, Meddygfa Rhydbach.[3]

The artist Moses Griffith (1749–1819) was born in Botwnnog and attended Ysgol Botwnnog. His watercolour Bottwnog church & free school is in the collection of the National Library of Wales.[4][5]

Ysgol Botwnnog[edit]

Ysgol Botwnnog, a bilingual comprehensive school with about 400 pupils aged 11 to 16,[6] was founded in 1616 by Henry Rowlands, Bishop of Bangor.[7]


  1. ^ "Community/Ward population 2011". Retrieved 14 May 2015. 
  2. ^ Office for National Statistics : Neighbourhood Statistics : Census 2001 : Parish Headcounts : Gwynedd
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  4. ^ Ellis, Megan (1959). "Moses Griffith". Dictionary of Welsh Biography. 
  5. ^ "Botwnnog Church and Free School". National Library of Wales. 
  6. ^ "Ysgol Botwnnog". Retrieved 7 July 2016. 
  7. ^ Schools Inquiry Commission (1868). Report of the Commissioners. G .E. Eyre and W. Spottiswoode. p. Appendix 60. Retrieved 30 June 2012. 

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