Llanengan

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Llanengan
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
Llanengan
Llanengan
Llanengan shown within Gwynedd
Population 1,989 (2011)[1]
OS grid reference SH293269
Community
  • Llanengan
Principal area
Ceremonial county
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
Welsh Assembly
List of places
UK
Wales
GwyneddCoordinates: 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) southwest of Abersoch in Gwynedd in north Wales. It has a population of 2,024 at the 2001 census,[2] reducing to 1,989 at the 2011 Census.

The parish church is dedicated to Saint Einion Frenin. Established in the late 5th or early 6th century and rebuilt in the late 15th or early 16th, it is one of the oldest churches on the Llŷn Peninsula. The popular seaside resort village of Abersoch falls within the community. 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]

Governance[edit]

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.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Community population 2011". Retrieved 14 May 2015. 
  2. ^ Office for National Statistics : Census 2001 : Parish Headcounts : Gwynedd
  3. ^ Atlas of Caernarfonshire; ed. T.M. Basset, B.L. Davies; Gwynedd Rural Council, Caernarfon 1976
  4. ^ "Ward population 2011". Retrieved 17 May 2015. 

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