Bryncroes

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Bryncroes
Ysgol Bryncroes.jpg
Ysgol Bryncroes
Bryncroes is located in Gwynedd
Bryncroes
Bryncroes
Location within Gwynedd
OS grid referenceSH226314
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°51′04″N 4°38′02″W / 52.851°N 4.634°W / 52.851; -4.634Coordinates: 52°51′04″N 4°38′02″W / 52.851°N 4.634°W / 52.851; -4.634

Bryncroes is a hamlet and former civil parish in Gwynedd in Wales, and lies on the Llŷn Peninsula approximately 2 km west of Sarn Mellteyrn. The parish was abolished in 1934 and divided between Botwnnog and Aberdaron.[1] The village was the scene of fierce protests between 1969 and 1972 when it was proposed to close the village school.[2] However, the protests were in vain and the school closed, and is now a village community centre.

Near the school is a well, which was used as a stopping-off point of the pilgrims on their way to Bardsey Island (Welsh: Ynys Enlli).

References[edit]

  1. ^ A Vision of Britain Through Time : Bryncroes Civil Parish Archived June 4, 2011, at the Wayback Machine Retrieved 13 January 2010
  2. ^ "Bryncroes". Penllyn.com. Retrieved 2007-07-12.

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