Pant Glas

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Pant Glas
Pant Glas.jpg
The hamlet from the west
Pant Glas is located in Gwynedd
Pant Glas
Pant Glas
Location within Gwynedd
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Postcode districtLL51
Dialling code01766
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53°00′04″N 4°16′41″W / 53.001°N 4.278°W / 53.001; -4.278Coordinates: 53°00′04″N 4°16′41″W / 53.001°N 4.278°W / 53.001; -4.278

Pant Glas (Welsh for Green Hollow - in Welsh, as in other Celtic languages, "glas" may mean both 'green' and 'blue') is a hamlet on the A487 road in Gwynedd, Wales, in the community of Clynnog. Historically in Caernarfonshire, it is located approximately 10 miles (16 km) south of Caernarfon, 9 miles (14 km) north-west of Porthmadog, and 10 miles (16 km) north-east of Pwllheli. Nearby is the former Pant Glas railway station on the closed Carnarvonshire Railway. The station closed in January 1957. The railway closed in 1964 and has since been replaced with the Lôn Eifion cycle track. Also nearby is the Arfon transmitting station, the tallest structure in Wales.

Welsh opera singer Bryn Terfel was brought up at Fferm Nant Cyll Ucha, located just outside the hamlet.[1]

In February 2005, the speed limit for the A487 in Pant Glas was reduced from 50 mph (80 km/h) to 40 mph (64 km/h).[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Bryn Terfel; One of the world's most renowned opera stars". BBC - North West Wales Arts. BBC. Archived from the original on 6 August 2009. Retrieved 13 August 2009.
  2. ^ "The A487 Trunk Road (Pant Glas, Gwynedd) (40 MPH Speed Limit) Order 2005". Welsh Assembly Government. Archived from the original on 16 July 2011. Retrieved 13 August 2009.

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