Llanidan

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Llanidan
Llanidan old church bells.jpg
Llanidan is located in Anglesey
Llanidan
Llanidan
 Llanidan shown within Anglesey
Population 1,075 (2011)[1]
Principal area Anglesey
Ceremonial county Gwynedd
Country Wales
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town Llanfairpwllgwyngyll
Postcode district LL61
Police North Wales
Fire North Wales
Ambulance Welsh
EU Parliament Wales
UK Parliament Ynys Môn
Welsh Assembly Ynys Môn
List of places
UK
Wales
Anglesey

Coordinates: 53°10′44″N 4°16′23″W / 53.179°N 4.273°W / 53.179; -4.273

Llanidan is a parish in south-west Anglesey, Wales which includes the village of Brynsiencyn. The parish is along the Menai Strait, about 4 miles north-east of Caernarfon (across the strait). The parish church of St Nidans is near the A4080 highway, a little to the east of Brynsiencyn. The ruins of an earlier parish church survive.

History[edit]

It has been suggested that here the Roman general Suetonius landed in 60 AD, and again in 78 AD by Agricola, trying to pacify the Ordovices of north-west Wales and Anglesey, at a spot known as Bryn Beddau, ("The Hill of Graves" in Welsh).[2]

In the Middle Ages the parish was part of the commote of Menai, in cantref Rhosyr.

Governance[edit]

An electoral ward in the same name exists. This ward covers land to the north of Llanidan. The population of the ward at the 2011 census was 1,851.[3]

Notable inhabitants[edit]

Amongst the notable people associated with the parish are Henry Rowlands, who was the rector of Llanidan when he published Mona Antiqua Restaurata in 1723, and the industrialist Thomas Williams of Llanidan, who lived in Plas Llanidan.

Amenities[edit]

There is a horse stud: Llanidan Stud, which breeds Welsh ponies of cob type (section C) and Welsh cobs (section D) and is owned by E.W Jones.

Near Brynsiencyn is the Anglesea Sea Zoo (Sŵ Mor).

Brynsiencyn[edit]

Brynsiencyn is a small village, housing a few hundred people. It has a post office, shop and a closed down chip shop and pub

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Community population 2011". Retrieved 20 May 2015. 
  2. ^ http://www.genuki.org.uk/big/wal/AGY/Llanidan/index.html Genuki transcription from The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland, 1868.
  3. ^ "Ward population 2011". Retrieved 20 May 2015.