Y Ffôr

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Y Ffôr
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Y Ffôr
Y Ffôr is located in Gwynedd
Y Ffôr
Y Ffôr
Location within Gwynedd
OS grid referenceSH397390
Principal area
Ceremonial county
Shire county
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Postcode districtLL53
Dialling code01766
PoliceNorth Wales
FireNorth Wales
UK Parliament
Senedd Cymru – Welsh Parliament
List of places
52°55′30″N 4°23′06″W / 52.925°N 4.385°W / 52.925; -4.385Coordinates: 52°55′30″N 4°23′06″W / 52.925°N 4.385°W / 52.925; -4.385

Y Ffôr is a Welsh village located on the Llŷn Peninsula in the county of Gwynedd.


Settlement at Y Ffôr dates back to the Stone Age, but the village itself was established at the beginning of the 19th century.[1] It was originally known as 'Fourcrosses', as it was founded at a crossroads created with the construction of the Porthdinllaen Turnpike trust road (now the B4354), which crossed the road from Pwllheli to Caernarfon (now the A499).[1] The Fourcrosses Inn meant that the village was a stopping point for stage coaches.[1] Fairs were also held in the village square.[1]


The village has a primary school called Ysgol Bro Plennydd. This was built in 1912, to replace the former school near the Plasgwyn farm.[1] It is named after Henry Jones Williams, a poet from the village who was known as Plennydd.[1]


Y Ffôr has historically been the home of many poets, and there used to be a literary society in the village run by the poet Plennydd.[1]


  1. ^ a b c d e f g "Welcome to Y Ffôr". BBC. Retrieved 10 July 2011.