Dolbenmaen

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Dolbenmaen
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Dolbenmaen is located in Gwynedd
Dolbenmaen
Dolbenmaen
Location within Gwynedd
Population1,343 (2011)
OS grid referenceSH506430
Community
  • Dolbenmaen
Principal area
Ceremonial county
CountryWales
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townGARNDOLBENMAEN
Postcode districtLL51
Dialling code01766
PoliceNorth Wales
FireNorth Wales
AmbulanceWelsh
EU ParliamentWales
UK Parliament
Welsh Assembly
List of places
UK
Wales
Gwynedd
52°57′50″N 4°13′26″W / 52.964°N 4.224°W / 52.964; -4.224Coordinates: 52°57′50″N 4°13′26″W / 52.964°N 4.224°W / 52.964; -4.224

Dolbenmaen (About this soundWelsh pronunciation) is a village and community in the Welsh county of Gwynedd, located in Eifionydd, of which it was the administrative centre until 1239.[1] The community includes the villages of Bryncir (About this soundWelsh pronunciation), Cenin, Garndolbenmaen, Golan, Llanfihangel-y-Pennant, Penmorfa (About this soundWelsh pronunciation), Pentrefelin, and the hamlet of Prenteg. It has a population of 1,300,[2] increasing slightly to 1,343 at the 2011 Census;[3] the summit of Moel Hebog is shared between Beddgelert and Dolbenmaen.

St Mary's church

A castle motte is located to the south of the village which is thought to have been the residence of Llywelyn the Great until the 1230s, when the court moved to a motte and bailey castle at Criccieth.The castle guarded a ford on the Afon Dwyfor which may have been on the Pen Llystyn (Tremadog) to Segontium Roman road.[4][5][6]The parish church of St Mary's is a grade II* listed building.[7]

Governance[edit]

An electoral ward of the same name exists; the extent of this ward differs slightly to the Community and the total population of the ward taken at the 2011 Census was 1,212.[8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Criccieth Visitors' Map and Brief History, 2002, Cymdeithas Hanes Eifionydd, Wales
  2. ^ Office for National Statistics : Census 2001 : Parish Headcounts : Gwynedd Retrieved 13 January 2010
  3. ^ "Community population 2011". Retrieved 15 May 2015.
  4. ^ "DOLBENMAEN CASTLE MOUND | Coflein". www.coflein.gov.uk. Retrieved 23 August 2018.
  5. ^ "Dolbenmaen Motte". www.castlewales.com. Retrieved 23 August 2018.
  6. ^ "Dolbenmaen Castle". www.castles99.ukprint.com. Retrieved 23 August 2018.
  7. ^ "Parish Church of St Mary, Dolbenmaen". British Listed Buildings. Retrieved 16 December 2013.
  8. ^ "Ward population 2011". Retrieved 15 May 2015.