From Wikishire
(Redirected from Llangelynin)
Jump to: navigation, search
Llangelynnin Church Meirionnydd.jpg
Llangelynnin Church
Grid reference: SH5709807192
Location: 52°38’36"N, 4°6’44"W
Population: 708  (2001)
Post town: Tywyn
Postcode: LL36
Dialling code: 01654
Local Government
Council: Gwynedd
Dwyfor Meirionnydd

Llangelynnin (or Llangelynin) is a small village and parish on the Irish Sea coast of Merionethshire. Although the village is usually known as Llangelynnin, the parish name used is Llangelynin.[1]

Location, History & Amenities

It sits on a slope above Cardigan Bay to the north of Tywyn. The A493 road and Cambrian Coast railway pass through the village, although Llangelynin station was closed in 1991. Llangelynnin's parish church dates from the 13th century and is dedicated to Saint Celynnin.

The poet and scholar John Morgan was born in the village and Abram Wood, a famous Welsh gypsy, was buried there in 1799.

The parish of Llangelynnin includes the larger village of Llwyngwril and the hamlet of Rhoslefain within its boundaries. It has an area of 5,322 acres and a population of 708 (2001 census).


  • Davies, John; Jenkins, Nigel; Baines, Menna & Lynch, Peredur I. (2008) The Welsh Academy Encyclopaedia of Wales, University of Wales Press, Cardiff.

Outside links

Flag of Merionethshire.svg
 This Merionethshire article is a stub: help to improve Wikishire by building it up.