Sarn Meyllteyrn

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Sarn Meyllteyrn
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Penrhyn Arms
Sarn Meyllteyrn is located in Gwynedd
Sarn Meyllteyrn
Sarn Meyllteyrn
Location within Gwynedd
OS grid referenceSH239324
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Principal area
Ceremonial county
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Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townPWLLHELI
Postcode districtLL53
Dialling code01758
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52°51′36″N 4°36′58″W / 52.860°N 4.616°W / 52.860; -4.616Coordinates: 52°51′36″N 4°36′58″W / 52.860°N 4.616°W / 52.860; -4.616

Sarn Meyllteyrn is a village and former civil parish (known at the time as Mellteyrn) in the Welsh county of Gwynedd. It is in the west of the Llŷn Peninsula (Welsh: Penrhyn Llŷn), 8.4 miles (13.5 km) west of Pwllheli and 24.3 miles (39.2 km) south-west of Caernarfon. The village is often referred to simply as Sarn. The parish was abolished in 1934 and divided between the communities of Botwnnog and Tudweiliog.[1]

History[edit]

Governance[edit]

For elections to Gwynedd Council, the village forms part of the electoral division of Botwnnog, Dwyfor, electing one councillor. Gwenno Glyn of Llais Gwynedd was elected in 2012.[2]

Geography[edit]

The river Soch runs through the village on its way to Abersoch. The village lies in a small valley with Mynydd Rhiw to the South, Mynydd Cefnamlwch to the North and Carn Fadryn to the North-East.

Education[edit]

Primary education is provided by Ysgol Pont y Gôf, in the nearby village of Botwnnog. The school is in the Ysgol Botwnnog catchment area and this is where the majority of pupils go on to complete secondary education.[3]

Transport[edit]

Sarn Meyllteyrn lies on the B4413 between Llanbedrog and Aberdaron. Buses from Pwllheli to Aberdaron and Uwchmynydd serve the village and are operated by Nefyn Coaches and Arriva Buses Wales.[4][5] The nearest railway station is at Pwllheli.

References[edit]

  1. ^ A Vision of Britain Through Time : Mellteyrn Civil Parish Archived 4 June 2011 at the Wayback Machine Retrieved 13 January 2010
  2. ^ "Gwynedd Council election results for Botwnnog May 2012". Gwynedd Council. Retrieved 7 May 2012.
  3. ^ "Gwynedd Council School Catchment Areeas" (PDF). Retrieved 9 September 2011.
  4. ^ "Bus Services: Aberdaron to Pwllheli" (PDF). Gwynedd Council. Retrieved 24 June 2011.
  5. ^ "Bus Services: Uwchmynydd to Pwllheli" (PDF). Gwynedd Council. Retrieved 24 June 2011.