Looking towards the south
|OS grid reference|
|• Cardiff||110 mi (177 km)|
|Sovereign state||United Kingdom|
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.
- 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.
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", 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 said to have healing properties. Of historical interest is the older (18th century) but disused chapel (Capel Newydd) which stands on the left hand side of the road to Nanhoron.
- Mynytho Penllyn.com
- Mynytho, Pwllheli, Gwynedd
- Holy Wells of Wales, Francis Jones, Gwasg Prifysgol Cymru, Cardiff 2003
- Comisiwn Brenhinol Henebion Cymru / Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Wales Archived 2007-02-10 at the Wayback Machine.
- Llangian Penllyn.com
- Rhydyclafdy Penllyn.com
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