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
Location within Gwynedd
Population339 (2011)
OS grid referenceSH671088
Community
  • Llanfihangel-y-Pennant
Principal area
Ceremonial county
CountryWales
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townTYWYN
Postcode districtLL36
Dialling code01654
PoliceNorth Wales
FireNorth Wales
AmbulanceWelsh
EU ParliamentWales
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] Mary Jones World, a heritage centre about her life is located near Bala.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Office for National Statistics : Census 2001 : Parish Headcounts : Gwynedd Archived 22 September 2010 at the Wayback Machine
  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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