Llanfihangel-y-Pennant

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Llanfihangel-y-Pennant
Llanfihangel-y-Pennant Church.jpg
St Michael's Church
Llanfihangel-y-Pennant is located in Gwynedd
Llanfihangel-y-Pennant
Llanfihangel-y-Pennant
Llanfihangel-y-Pennant shown within Gwynedd
Population 339 (2011)
OS grid reference SH671088
Community
  • Llanfihangel-y-Pennant
Principal area
Ceremonial county
Country Wales
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town TYWYN
Postcode district LL36
Dialling code 01654
Police North Wales
Fire North Wales
Ambulance Welsh
EU Parliament Wales
UK Parliament
Welsh Assembly
List of places
UK
Wales
Gwynedd
52°39′40″N 3°57′54″W / 52.661°N 3.965°W / 52.661; -3.965Coordinates: 52°39′40″N 3°57′54″W / 52.661°N 3.965°W / 52.661; -3.965

Llanfihangel-y-Pennant is a small village and wider community (which includes Abergynolwyn) in the Meirionnydd area of Gwynedd in Wales. It is located in the foothills of Cadair Idris, and has a population of 402,[1] reducing to 339 at the 2011 Census.[2]

Nearby is the ruined castle of Castell y Bere, a stronghold of the Welsh princes of Gwynedd in the 13th century.

History[edit]

In 1800, Mary Jones walked 26 miles (42 km) from the village to Bala to buy a Welsh Bible.[3] This led to the formation of the British and Foreign Bible Society.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Office for National Statistics : Census 2001 : Parish Headcounts : Gwynedd
  2. ^ "Community population 2011". Retrieved 14 May 2015. 
  3. ^ http://llanfihangel-y-pennant.org.uk/mary-jones.html
  4. ^ "Bala and the Bible". Thomas Charles, Ann Griffiths and Mary Jones. E. Wyn James. Autumn 2005. Retrieved 2008-02-26. 

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