Botwnnog

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Botwnnog
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Botwnnog is located in Gwynedd
Botwnnog
Botwnnog
Botwnnog shown within Gwynedd
Population996 (2011)[1]
OS grid referenceSH260311
Community
  • Botwnnog
Principal area
Ceremonial county
CountryWales
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townPWLLHELI
Postcode districtLL53
Dialling code01758
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EU ParliamentWales
UK Parliament
Welsh Assembly
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Gwynedd
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] Welsh band Cowbois Rhos Botwnnog come from the small settlement of Rhos Botwnnog.[6]

Ysgol Botwnnog[edit]

Ysgol Botwnnog, a bilingual comprehensive school with about 400 pupils aged 11 to 16,[7] was originally a grammar school founded in 1616 by Henry Rowlands, Bishop of Bangor.[8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Community/Ward population 2011". Retrieved 14 May 2015.
  2. ^ Office for National Statistics : Neighbourhood Statistics : Census 2001 : Parish Headcounts : Gwynedd Archived 22 September 2010 at the Wayback Machine.
  3. ^ http://www.nhsdirect.wales.nhs.uk/localservices/viewlocalservice.aspx?id=5132
  4. ^ Ellis, Megan (1959). "Moses Griffith". Dictionary of Welsh Biography.
  5. ^ "Botwnnog Church and Free School". National Library of Wales.
  6. ^ Hughes, Ian (17 September 2010) "Music profile: Cowbois Rhos Botwnnog", Daily Post (North Wales). Retrieved 5 October 2017.
  7. ^ "Ysgol Botwnnog". Retrieved 7 July 2016.
  8. ^ 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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