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Dolbenmaen (Welsh pronunciation) is a village and community in the Welsh county of Gwynedd, located in Eifionydd, of which it was the administrative centre until 1239. The community includes the villages of Bryncir (Welsh pronunciation), Cenin, Garndolbenmaen, Golan, Llanfihangel-y-Pennant, Penmorfa (Welsh pronunciation), Pentrefelin, and the hamlet of Prenteg. It has a population of 1,300, increasing slightly to 1,343 at the 2011 Census. The summit of Moel Hebog is shared between Beddgelert and Dolbenmaen.
A castle motte is located to the south of the village which is thought to have been the residence of Llywelyn the Great until the 1230s, when the court moved to a motte and bailey castle at Criccieth.The castle guarded a ford on the Afon Dwyfor which may have been on the Pen Llystyn (Tremadog) to Segontium Roman road.The parish church of St Mary's is a grade II* listed building.
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- Criccieth Visitors' Map and Brief History, 2002, Cymdeithas Hanes Eifionydd, Wales
- Office for National Statistics : Census 2001 : Parish Headcounts : Gwynedd Retrieved 13 January 2010
- "Community population 2011". Retrieved 15 May 2015.
- "DOLBENMAEN CASTLE MOUND | Coflein". www.coflein.gov.uk. Retrieved 23 August 2018.
- "Dolbenmaen Motte". www.castlewales.com. Retrieved 23 August 2018.
- "Dolbenmaen Castle". www.castles99.ukprint.com. Retrieved 23 August 2018.
- "Parish Church of St Mary, Dolbenmaen". British Listed Buildings. Retrieved 16 December 2013.
- "Ward population 2011". Retrieved 15 May 2015.
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