Bryngwran

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Bryngwran
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Capel Hebron
Bryngwran is located in Anglesey
Bryngwran
Bryngwran
Bryngwran shown within Anglesey
Population 894 (2011)
OS grid reference SH3477
Community
  • Bryngwran
Principal area
Ceremonial county
Country Wales
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town HOLYHEAD
Postcode district LL65
Dialling code 01407
Police North Wales
Fire North Wales
Ambulance Welsh
EU Parliament Wales
UK Parliament
Welsh Assembly
List of places
UK
Wales
Anglesey
53°16′08″N 4°28′59″W / 53.269°N 4.483°W / 53.269; -4.483Coordinates: 53°16′08″N 4°28′59″W / 53.269°N 4.483°W / 53.269; -4.483

Bryngwran is a village and community in the Welsh county of Anglesey, located on the A5 London to Holyhead trunk road. It lies 8.1 miles (13.0 km) west of Llangefni, 7.0 miles (11.3 km) south west of Llannerch-y-medd and 7.4 miles (11.9 km) south east of Holyhead, and includes the villages of Bryngwran, Capel Gwyn and Engedi. At the 2001 census the community had a population of 781,[1] increasing to 894 at the 2011 election.[2]

Saint Peulan's Church stands in an isolated position at Llanbeulan, in the south east of the community. A medieval building, it partly dates from the 12th century, but was extended in the 14th, and restored in the mid-19th century. The gritstone font dates from late 12th century. It is considered an example of a "rural medieval church retaining its simple character" and is Grade II* listed.[3] Pandy Treban, a former fulling mill in the north of the community, and the 18th-century bridge at Pont Factory Cymunod, over the Afon Crigyll on the border with Bodedern, are Grade II listed.[4][5]

Alun Michael, the First Minister of Wales and leader of Welsh Labour from May 1999 to February 2000, was born in Bryngwran in 1943.[6] A former journalist and youth worker, he was elected to the House of Commons in 1987.[7] As a Home Office minister, he was responsible for steering through Parliament the Crime and Disorder Act 1998, which introduced anti-social behaviour orders.[8] In 2001, he was appointed Minister of State for Rural Affairs, where he oversaw the introduction of the Hunting Act 2004, which banned the use of dogs to hunt wild mammals.[9] Michael resigned from Parliament in October 2012 to stand as Police and Crime Commissioner for South Wales, to which he was elected the following month.[10]

Governance[edit]

An electoral ward in the same name exists. This stretches beyond the confines of Bryngwran Community with a total population taken at the 2011 census of 1,903.[11]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Parish Headcounts: Isle of Anglesey". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 17 April 2013. 
  2. ^ "Community population 2011". Retrieved 19 May 2015. 
  3. ^ "Church of St Peulan". Historic Wales. Cadw. Retrieved 17 April 2013. 
  4. ^ "Pandy Treban". Coflein. Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historic Monuments of Wales. Retrieved 17 April 2013. 
  5. ^ "Pont Factory Cymunod". Coflein. Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historic Monuments of Wales. Retrieved 17 April 2013. 
  6. ^ "Members of Parliament: Rt Hon Alun Michael MP". Welsh Labour. Retrieved 17 April 2013. 
  7. ^ "Alun Michael: Electoral History and Profile". The Guardian. Retrieved 17 April 2013. 
  8. ^ Evans, Jason (9 November 2012). "Former MP Alun Michael Wants Bad Behaviour Tackled Early". This Is South Wales. Retrieved 17 April 2013. 
  9. ^ "Hunting Vote Sparks Angry Scenes". British Broadcasting Corporation. 17 December 2002. Retrieved 17 April 2013. 
  10. ^ "Alun Michael Is New South Wales Police and Crime Commissioner". British Broadcasting Corporation. 16 November 2012. Retrieved 17 April 2013. 
  11. ^ "Ward population 2011". Retrieved 19 May 2015. 

External links[edit]

Media related to Bryngwran at Wikimedia Commons