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Bod Hyfryd
Dolbenmaen is located in Gwynedd
 Dolbenmaen shown within Gwynedd
Population 1,343 (2011)
OS grid reference SH5043
Community Dolbenmaen
Principal area Gwynedd
Ceremonial county Gwynedd
Country Wales
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Postcode district LL51
Dialling code 01766
Police North Wales
Fire North Wales
Ambulance Welsh
EU Parliament Wales
UK Parliament Caernarfon
Welsh Assembly Dwyfor Meirionnydd
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Coordinates: 52°58′05″N 4°13′41″W / 52.968°N 4.228°W / 52.968; -4.228

Dolbenmaen is a village and community in the Welsh county of Gwynedd, located in Eifionydd, of which it was the administrative centre until 1239.[1] The community includes the villages of Bryncir, Cenin, Garndolbenmaen, Golan, Llanfihangel-y-Pennant, Penmorfa and Pentrefelin, and has a population of 1,300,[2] increasing slightly to 1,343 at the 2011 Census.[3] The summit of Moel Hebog is shared between Beddgelert and Dolbenmaen.

St Mary's church

The parish church of St Mary's is a grade II* listed building.[4]


An electoral ward of the same name exists. The extent of this ward differs slightly to the Community and the total population of the ward taken at the 2011 Census was 1,212.[5]


  1. ^ Criccieth Visitors' Map and Brief History, 2002, Cymdeithas Hanes Eifionydd, Wales
  2. ^ Office for National Statistics : Census 2001 : Parish Headcounts : Gwynedd Retrieved 13 January 2010
  3. ^ "Community population 2011". Retrieved 15 May 2015. 
  4. ^ "Parish Church of St Mary, Dolbenmaen". British Listed Buildings. Retrieved 16 December 2013. 
  5. ^ "Ward population 2011". Retrieved 15 May 2015.