Carmel, Gwynedd

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Carmel
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Carmel village
Carmel is located in Gwynedd
Carmel
Carmel
Location within Gwynedd
OS grid referenceSH492550
Community
Principal area
CountryWales
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townCAERNARFON
Postcode districtLL54
Dialling code01286
PoliceNorth Wales
FireNorth Wales
AmbulanceWelsh
EU ParliamentWales
UK Parliament
Welsh Assembly
List of places
UK
Wales
Gwynedd
53°04′12″N 4°14′56″W / 53.070°N 4.249°W / 53.070; -4.249Coordinates: 53°04′12″N 4°14′56″W / 53.070°N 4.249°W / 53.070; -4.249

Carmel is a small village near Y Fron in Gwynedd, north-west Wales. The village is built up mainly of Victorian homes, with a more modern area. The village contains a number of chapels, which are gradually closing down and some being converted into homes. The Victorian village school and post office have also been closed.[1] The last of the village's shops closed in 2014 (Siop Dorris). There are a number of other businesses including a driving school and a garage. Nearby villages are Penygroes and Groeslon. Notable residents have included Dafydd Glyn Jones, Sir Thomas Parry (1904-1985), Principal of University College of Wales, Aberystwyth, from 1958-1969 and the artist Ifor Pritchard.

Now Carmel resembles a ghost town. After the closure of the school and the shop, there only remains a Mechanic and a place you can go and buy coal. The closing of the school was the death of the village. 2015 was the last year of Carmel being a social village.

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