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Croesor Village - - 149186.jpg
View of Croesor village
Croesor is located in Gwynedd
Location within Gwynedd
OS grid referenceSH631446
Principal area
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Postcode districtLL48
Dialling code01766
PoliceNorth Wales
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52°58′52″N 4°02′24″W / 52.981°N 4.040°W / 52.981; -4.040Coordinates: 52°58′52″N 4°02′24″W / 52.981°N 4.040°W / 52.981; -4.040

Croesor is a small village in Gwynedd, Wales.

Croesor is located at the foot of Cnicht, in Cwm Croesor, in the community of Llanfrothen. The Croesor Tramway travelled along the bed of the cwm, before rising steeply to Bwlch Rhosydd via Croesor Incline.

To the south of the village is the site of Parc, which was the ancient estate of the Anwyl Family, with a claim to be the direct descendants in the male line of Owain Gwynedd, prince of Gwynedd.

Croesor is a Welsh speaking village, where the language is used every day.

Famous residents[edit]

The Welsh antiquary and bibliophile Bob Owen, is a former resident of the village. The author Patrick O'Brian and his wife Mary were residents of this village from 1945 to 1949, living first at the cottage Fron Wen and later at a larger house Moelwyn Bank.

In the early 1960s, the author Philip O'Connor spent several years in Croesor, which served as the basis for Living In Croesor (1962), an account of the village and its people.

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