Llanbedrog

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Llanbedrog
Llanbedrog.jpg
View of village from the headland
Llanbedrog is located in Gwynedd
Llanbedrog
Llanbedrog
 Llanbedrog shown within Gwynedd
Population 1,002 (2011)
OS grid reference SH328318
Community Llanbedrog
Principal area Gwynedd
Ceremonial county Gwynedd
Country Wales
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town PWLLHELI
Postcode district LL53
Dialling code 01758
Police North Wales
Fire North Wales
Ambulance Welsh
EU Parliament Wales
UK Parliament Dwyfor Meirionnydd
Welsh Assembly Dwyfor Meirionnydd
List of places
UK
Wales
Gwynedd

Coordinates: 52°51′25″N 4°29′02″W / 52.857°N 4.484°W / 52.857; -4.484

Llanbedrog is a village and community on the Llŷn peninsula of Gwynedd in Wales. It is situated on the south side of the peninsula on the A499 between Pwllheli and Abersoch. Formerly in the county of Caernarfonshire, it has a population of 1,020,[1] reducing slightly to 1,002 at the 2011 Census.[2]

St Pedrog's Church

The village takes its name from Saint Petroc, a 6th-century Celtic saint. Petroc may be a form of the name Patrick, but Saint Petroc should not be confused with Saint Patrick.[3] Saint Petrog's church is a grade II* listed building.[4]

South of the village is the headland and open area of Mynydd Tir-y-cwmwd. Granite quarrying was commercially important in the late 19th century and the first half of the 20th century. The quarry closed down in 1949.

54.0% of residents aged three and over reported being able to speak Welsh in the 2011 Census, as compared to 52.6% reporting being able to do so in the 2001 Census.[5]

Rehoboth, one of Llanbedrog's several chapels
Plas Glyn-y-Weddw

Holiday-makers started coming to Llanbedrog in significant numbers in the early 20th century, and the Pwllheli and Llanbedrog Tramway was built, linking the village to Pwllheli. Most of the track has now eroded and washed away but sections are still visible. The beach is now managed by the National Trust. In 1856 a dower house, "Plas Glyn-y-Weddw", was built in lower Llanbedrog for Lady Love Jones Parry. The house is now an important centre for the arts.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Office for National Statistics : Neighbourhood Statistics : Census 2001 : Parish Headcounts : Gwynedd
  2. ^ "Ward/Community population 2011". Retrieved 16 May 2011. 
  3. ^ Saint Pedrog Britannia.com
  4. ^ "Church of St Pedrog, Llanbedrog". British Listed Buildings. Retrieved 16 December 2013. 
  5. ^ "Welsh Language Skills, 2011". www.neighbourhood.statistics.gov.uk. Office For National Statistics. Retrieved 2016-04-09. 

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