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Lavan Sands, Anglesey

Historical Description

Lavan Sands, a sandy expanse, alternately covered and left bare by the tide, in Beaumaris Bay, between Anglesey and Carnarvonshire. It extends 4 miles across from Beaumaris to Aber, and 5 seaward from Bangor to a line 2½ NE of Beaumaris. It is subject to shiftings, and has been the scene of many fatal accidents. It is fabled to have been once a flourishing plain, thickly inhabited, and suddenly submerged. Its name is supposed to be a corruption of a Welsh word signifying to weep, and is alleged to allude to the wailing of the inhabitants at the time of submergence.

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

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