Llangothlin, New South Wales

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New South Wales
New England Highway at Llangothlin
Llangothlin is located in New South Wales
Coordinates 30°08′S 151°41′E / 30.133°S 151.683°E / -30.133; 151.683Coordinates: 30°08′S 151°41′E / 30.133°S 151.683°E / -30.133; 151.683
Postcode(s) 2365
Elevation 1,289 m (4,229 ft)
LGA(s) Armidale Regional Council
County Clarke
State electorate(s) Northern Tablelands
Federal Division(s) New England

Llangothlin is a rural locality with several houses, 11 kilometres (7 mi) north of Guyra on the Northern Tablelands in the New England region of New South Wales, Australia. Llangothlin was located in the Guyra Shire local government area until that council was amalgamated into the Armidale Regional Council on 12 May 2016.[1]

In 1848 William Rawson was lessee of the 50,000-acre (200 km2) Llangothlin run. Llangothlin was named after its Welsh counterpart (spelt Llangollen) in Denbighshire.[2]

The original alignment of the New England Highway crossed the Main North railway line at Llangothlin at a level crossing, until the highway was realigned to be entirely on the eastern side of the railway. There was originally a railway station at Llangothlin, which opened in 1884 and closed about 1974. The line is now closed. The old church is now a crafts shop. Llangothlin Post Office opened on 15 November 1886 but it is now a private home.[3]

About 11 km northeast of Llangothlin is the Little Llangothlin Nature Reserve at an elevation of 1360 metres. It is the only protected area on the New England Tablelands on basaltic soils. This Reserve contains the 120 hectare Little Llangothlin Lagoon and part of the much smaller Billy Bung Lagoon. Little Llangothlin Nature Reserve and the adjacent area, Bagot Rd, have been placed on the Register of the National Estate. These are two small lakes are an important breeding and feeding area for migratory waterfowl, and also for frogs.[4]

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  1. ^ "Armidale Regional Council". Stronger Councils. Government of New South Wales. 12 May 2016. Retrieved 12 May 2016. 
  2. ^ "Llangothlin". Geographical Names Register (GNR) of NSW. Geographical Names Board of New South Wales. Retrieved 26 October 2009. 
  3. ^ Premier Postal History. "Post Office List". Premier Postal Auctions. Retrieved 26 May 2011. 
  4. ^ Little Llangothlin Nature Reserve: http://www2.nationalparks.nsw.gov.au/parks.nsf/ParkContent/N0531?OpenDocument&ParkKey=N0531&Type=NATURE

Guyra Guide, 2008, The Guyra Argus, Guyra, 2008