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Penmaenmawr, Carnarvonshire

Historical Description

Penmaenmawr, a village, a rising watering-place, and a chapelry in Dwygyfylchi parish, Carnarvonshire, 4 miles WSW of Conway. It has a station on the Chester and Holyhead section of the L. & N.W.R., and a post, money order, and telegraph office (R.S.O.) Penmaenmawr Mountain here stands boldly out into the sea; rises to an altitude of 1553 feet. The path across the mountain presented difficulties and dangers to travellers till the construction of Telford's Holy-head road. The Chester and Holyhead railway winds partly round the base of the mountain and goes partly through a tunnel, and the line is protected from inundation by a strong sea-wall. Penmaenmawr has now a considerable number of modern villas and lodging-houses. The air is dry and bracing, and the bathing is good. It has a public hall, a good modern church, and Baptist, Calvinistic Methodist, and Wesleyan chapels. Stone is quarried.

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

Land and Property

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Postal districtLL34
Post TownPenmaenmawr