Llanystumdwy shown within Gwynedd
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It has a population of 1,949, increasing to 2,080 at the 2011 census, and is located at the point where the A497 between Criccieth to the east, and Pwllheli to the west, crosses the Afon Dwyfor.
The village is where David Lloyd George, the former British Prime Minister, lived until he was 16, and where he picked up his political nous and hatred for the land-owning aristocracy from his laypreacher uncle. His grave in the village was designed by Sir Clough Williams-Ellis (who also designed the village chapel, Capel Moreia) and inscribed by Welsh artist Jonah Jones with a poem by Lloyd George's nephew Dr William George, a former Archdruid of Wales. The Lloyd George Museum is also in the village.
The headquarters of Cadwalader's Ice Cream are located in the village at Parc Amaeth.
The village football team C.P.D Llanystumdwy FC play in the Gwynedd League.
The historical pub 'The Feathers' annually hosts the final for the 'Dirtiest Limerick in Wales' since 2002, with such previous winners as Ross Noble and Griff Rhys Jones taking the top prize.
The village of stone houses is largely an architectural conservation area that has several listed buildings, including Lloyd George's residences (Tŷ Newydd and Highgate), and the local inn, Tafarn y Plu (also known in English as "The Feathers").
The Moriah Methodist Chapel is also a grade II* listed building.
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