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Ty'r Ysgol
Botwnnog is located in Gwynedd
Location within Gwynedd
Area34.27 km2 (13.23 sq mi)
Population996 (2011)[1]
• Density29/km2 (75/sq mi)
OS grid referenceSH260311
  • Botwnnog
Principal area
Ceremonial county
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Postcode districtLL53
Dialling code01758
PoliceNorth Wales
FireNorth Wales
UK Parliament
Senedd Cymru – Welsh Parliament
List of places
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 is in the historic county of Caernarfonshire. It has a population of 955,[2] increasing to 996 at the 2011 Census. The community covers around 34 square kilometres (13.2 sq mi).[3]

St Beuno's Church, Botwnnog

It lies between Mynytho and Sarn Meyllteyrn (which is in the community), has two schools, Pont y Gof Primary School and Ysgol Botwnnog (secondary), and a doctors' surgery, Meddygfa Rhydbach.[4]

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.[5][6] Welsh band Cowbois Rhos Botwnnog come from the small settlement of Rhos Botwnnog.[7]

Ysgol Botwnnog[edit]

Ysgol Botwnnog, a bilingual comprehensive school with about 400 pupils aged 11 to 16,[8] was originally a grammar school founded in 1616 by Henry Rowlands, Bishop of Bangor.[9]


  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
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  5. ^ Ellis, Megan (1959). "Moses Griffith". Dictionary of Welsh Biography.
  6. ^ "Botwnnog Church and Free School". National Library of Wales.
  7. ^ Hughes, Ian (17 September 2010) "Music profile: Cowbois Rhos Botwnnog", Daily Post (North Wales). Retrieved 5 October 2017.
  8. ^ "Ysgol Botwnnog". Retrieved 7 July 2016.
  9. ^ 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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