Llangelynnin, Gwynedd

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This article is about the village near Tywyn in Gwynedd. For information about the former parish and church in the Conwy valley, see Llangelynnin.
Llangelynnin
Llangelynnin Church Meirionnydd.jpg
Llangelynnin Church
Llangelynnin is located in Gwynedd
Llangelynnin
Llangelynnin
 Llangelynnin shown within Gwynedd
Population 673 (2011)
OS grid reference SH570071
Community Llangelynin
Principal area Gwynedd
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 Dwyfor Meirionnydd
Welsh Assembly Dwyfor Meirionnydd
List of places
UK
Wales
Gwynedd

Coordinates: 52°38′35″N 4°06′43″W / 52.643°N 4.112°W / 52.643; -4.112

Llangelynnin (or Llangelynin) is a small village and community near Tywyn, Gwynedd, Wales. Although the village is usually known as Llangelynnin in English, the community name used is Llangelynin.[1]

Location, History & Amenities[edit]

Llangelynnin sits on a slope above Cardigan Bay to the north of Tywyn. The A493 road and Cambrian Coast railway pass through the village, although the railway station closed in 1991. Llangelynnin's parish church dates from the 13th century and is dedicated to Saint Celynnin.

The poet and scholar John Morgan was born in the village and Abram Wood, a famous Welsh gypsy, was buried there in 1799.

The community of Llangelynnin includes the larger village of Llwyngwril and the hamlet of Rhoslefain within its boundaries. It has an area of 2,154 hectares and a population of 708 (2001 census), reducing to 673 at the 2011 census.[2]

Governance[edit]

An electoral ward in the same name exists. This ward includes the community of Arthog with a total population at the 2011 census of 2,008.[3]

References[edit]

  • Davies, John; Jenkins, Nigel; Baines, Menna & Lynch, Peredur I. (2008) The Welsh Academy Encyclopaedia of Wales, University of Wales Press, Cardiff.
  1. ^ "2011 Census: Quick Statistics: Llangelynin". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 22 March 2013. 
  2. ^ "Community population 2011". Retrieved 17 May 2015. 
  3. ^ "Ward population 2011". Retrieved 17 May 2015. 

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