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Llanddwyn, Anglesey

Historical Description

Llanddwyn or Llanddwynwen, a quondam parish and an island in Newborough parish, Anglesey, 4¼ miles SSW of Bodorgan station on the L. & N.W.R., and 8 W of Carnarvon. "Almost the whole of the island," says Rowlands, "has been overwhelmed with a mass of sand, insomuch as the violent winds have blown from the opposite coast of Arvonia sand raised up by the force of tempests, and thrown upon the shore." The adherents of the Earl of Richmond carried on here their intrigues against King Richard. Carnarvon Lighthouse stands on Llanddwyn Point, at the mouth of Malldraeth Bay. An oratory to St Dwynwen stood on the island and was succeeded by a Benedictine monastery. The church was cruciform, Later English, and 70 feet long, but only the E end and part of the side walls of the choir remain. The living of the quondam parish was an early prebend in Bangor Cathedral.

Transcribed from The Comprehensive Gazetteer of England & Wales, 1894-5

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CountyIsle of Anglesey
RegionNorth Wales