Garndolbenmaen

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Garndolbenmaen
Garndolbenmaen village centre - geograph.org.uk - 119783.jpg
Garndolbenmaen village centre
Garndolbenmaen is located in Gwynedd
Garndolbenmaen
Garndolbenmaen
Location within Gwynedd
Population1,300 (2001)
OS grid referenceSH497441
Community
Principal area
CountryWales
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townGARNDOLBENMAEN
Postcode districtLL51
Dialling code01766
PoliceNorth Wales
FireNorth Wales
AmbulanceWelsh
UK Parliament
Senedd Cymru – Welsh Parliament
List of places
UK
Wales
Gwynedd
52°58′23″N 4°14′17″W / 52.973°N 4.238°W / 52.973; -4.238Coordinates: 52°58′23″N 4°14′17″W / 52.973°N 4.238°W / 52.973; -4.238

Garndolbenmaen, known colloquially as Garn, is a village in the county of Gwynedd, Wales. It lies near the A487, approximately 6 miles north west of Porthmadog, in the community of Dolbenmaen, which has a population of 1,300.[1] The closest villages are Dolbenmaen and Bryncir. The Papur Bro, the local Welsh language paper, is called Y Ffynnon (The Source/Spring).

In 1856-7 Evan Jones of Garndolbenmaen built the Ynys-y-Pandy Mill on the nearby Gorseddau Junction and Portmadoc Railway.[2]

Blaen y Cae recording studios are located in the village, where Pep Le Pew's album, Un tro yn y Gorllewin and the last album by Gwyneth Glyn, Wyneb Dros Dro, were recorded. The producer and musician Dyl Mei also lives in Garndolbenmaen.

Approximately 50 pupils attend Ysgol Gynradd Garndolbenmaen,[3] many pupils travel from nearby villages including Pant Glas, Bryncir, Cwm Pennant and Golan. The number of pupils attending the school has remained consistent over the past 20 years.

Many of the old cottages in Garndolbenmaen have been turned into holiday homes.

There is a pub in the village, the Cross Foxes (this is now closed) . However at the turn of the 20th century there were several pubs including the Cross Pipes and Dafarn Faig, this was located on the "lôn gefn" (back road) leading to Bryncir.

The Gwynedd county councillor for the Dolbenmaen ward, Steve Churchman, a member of the Liberal Democrats, is the postmaster and he used to run a small shop (this is now closed).

The magazine Narrow Gauge and Industrial Railway Modelling Review is published by Roy C. Link in Garndolbenmaen

Famous residents[edit]

Climate[edit]

Climate data for Cwmystradllyn (204m elevation) 1981–2010
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 6.8
(44.2)
7.1
(44.8)
8.9
(48.0)
11.3
(52.3)
14.5
(58.1)
16.8
(62.2)
18.4
(65.1)
18.7
(65.7)
16.0
(60.8)
13.1
(55.6)
9.9
(49.8)
7.6
(45.7)
12.4
(54.3)
Average low °C (°F) 2.3
(36.1)
1.8
(35.2)
3.0
(37.4)
4.2
(39.6)
7.3
(45.1)
9.7
(49.5)
11.9
(53.4)
11.8
(53.2)
9.4
(48.9)
7.1
(44.8)
4.4
(39.9)
2.4
(36.3)
6.3
(43.3)
Average rainfall mm (inches) 181.9
(7.16)
135.9
(5.35)
158.8
(6.25)
121.9
(4.80)
104.7
(4.12)
127.5
(5.02)
143.2
(5.64)
159.2
(6.27)
165.3
(6.51)
220.0
(8.66)
218.1
(8.59)
207.9
(8.19)
1,944.5
(76.56)
Average rainy days (≥ 1.0 mm) 18.7 15.8 17.0 14.7 13.2 13.1 13.8 16.0 15.4 18.3 20.0 18.9 194.9
Mean monthly sunshine hours 41.4 64.3 97.5 157.3 179.6 162.0 159.8 147.0 106.8 80.7 49.8 38.5 1,284.6
Source: metoffice.gov.uk[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Office for National Statistics : Neighbourhood statistics : Census 2001 : Gwynedd". Archived from the original on 22 September 2010. Retrieved 10 August 2009.
  2. ^ "YNYS-Y-PANDY SLATE MILL, CWMYSTRADLLYN;YNYSYPANDY;PONT-Y-PANDY". Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Wales. The Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Wales. December 2011. Retrieved 24 June 2020.
  3. ^ "School Inspection Report" (PDF). ESTYN. 2004.
  4. ^ "Climate Normals 1981–2010". Met Office. Retrieved 24 February 2021.