Mynytho

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Mynytho
Junction at Mynytho - geograph.org.uk - 62677.jpg
Looking towards the south
Mynytho is located in Gwynedd
Mynytho
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Mynytho shown within Gwynedd
OS grid referenceSH307311
• Cardiff110 mi (177 km)
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Postcode districtLL53
Dialling code01758
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52°51′04″N 4°30′50″W / 52.851°N 4.514°W / 52.851; -4.514Coordinates: 52°51′04″N 4°30′50″W / 52.851°N 4.514°W / 52.851; -4.514

Mynytho is a small village in the parish of Llangian near the southern coast of the Llŷn Peninsula in north-west Wales. It consists of a few houses and some farmland. There are also several campsites around the village's outskirts.

Mynytho's memorial hall[1] occupies a significant place in the history of the struggle for the recognition of Welsh culture and the Welsh language.

The following englyn by the poet R. Williams Parry appears on a plaque mounted on the wall of the hall.

Adeiladwyd gan dlodi, — nid cerrig
Ond cariad yw'r meini;
Cydernes yw'r coed arni,
Cyd-ddyheu a'i cododd hi.

In English this means

It is built of poverty, not stones
But love is its masonry,
Shared aspirations are its timber,
And shared commitment is what raised it up.

Another Welsh poet, Richard Goodman Jones (a.k.a. Dic Goodman) was a lifelong resident of the village.[citation needed]

It is the birthplace and current home of Welsh author Eleri Llewelyn Morris.

Mynytho is also the site of a small yet highly visible tower that stands on a hill (Foel Tŵr) overlooking the area. The tower, which is popularly known to English residents as the "Jampot",[2] is an old windmill but was never a success due to crosswinds on the hill, it is identified on maps as being an old mill. The land (Foel Tŵr) on which it stands is owned by the National Trust.

The community supports its own large chapel called Horeb, which stands close to the common land and a spring[3] said to have healing properties. Of historical interest is the older (18th century) but disused chapel (Capel Newydd)[4] which stands on the left hand side of the road to Nanhoron.

Neighbouring villages and settlements include Llanbedrog, Abersoch, Llangian,[5] Nanhoron, Rhydyclafdy[6] and Botwnnog.

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