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Eglwys S Engan Llanengan - geograph.org.uk - 519194.jpg
Parish church dedicated to
Saint Einion Frenin, a 6th century king of Llyn
Llanengan is located in Gwynedd
Location within Gwynedd
Population1,989 (2011)[1]
OS grid referenceSH293269
  • Llanengan
Principal area
Ceremonial county
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Postcode districtLL53
Dialling code01758
PoliceNorth Wales
FireNorth Wales
EU ParliamentWales
UK Parliament
Welsh Assembly
List of places
52°48′47″N 4°31′55″W / 52.813°N 4.532°W / 52.813; -4.532Coordinates: 52°48′47″N 4°31′55″W / 52.813°N 4.532°W / 52.813; -4.532

Llanengan (Welsh for "St. Einion's") is a small village and community 1.2 mi (1.9 km) around Abersoch in Gwynedd in north-west Wales. It has a population of 2,024 at the 2001 census,[2] reducing to 1,989 at the 2011 Census. The popular seaside resort village of Abersoch falls within the community, as do the villages of Llangian, Mynytho, and Llanengan. The local public house is called the Sun.

Ventilation chimney of the local lead mine.

Lead was formerly obtained from a lead mine just outside the village. A chimney can be seen on the left from the road to Porth Neigwl ("Hell's Mouth"): it marks the entrance to the former lead workings.[3]


The parish church, which is dedicated to Saint Einion Frenin, was originally established in the late 5th or early 6th century and is one of the oldest churches on the Llŷn Peninsula. In 1537, with the passing of the Dissolution of the Lesser Monasteries Act, St Mary's Abbey on Bardsey Island was dissolved and its monastic buildings demolished on the orders of Henry VIII. However, its choir stalls, two Rood screen and bells were saved and relocated to Llanengan Church as it had just been rebuilt in the early 1530s. [4]


An electoral ward in the same name exists. This ward is smaller than the Community with a total population taken at the 2011 Census of 1,206.[5]


  1. ^ "Community population 2011". Retrieved 14 May 2015.
  2. ^ Office for National Statistics : Census 2001 : Parish Headcounts : Gwynedd Archived 22 September 2010 at the Wayback Machine
  3. ^ Atlas of Caernarfonshire; ed. T.M. Basset, B.L. Davies; Gwynedd Rural Council, Caernarfon 1976
  4. ^ Bardsey Island Trust : The Island : History Retrieved 16 August 2009
  5. ^ "Ward population 2011". Retrieved 17 May 2015.

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