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Rhoscolyn, Isle of Anglesey

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Rhoscolyn, Isle of Anglesey

Rhoscolyn is a village located on Holy Island, Anglesey, Wales. It is just over five miles south of Holyhead and is the most southerly settlement on the island. The name Rhoscolyn is said to mean "The Moor" (Rhos) of The Column (colyn), referring to a pillar which the Romans put up to mark the edge of their territories. A little to the west of the village is a mediaeval well dedicated to St Gwenfaen beside which are the remains of a drystone well house measuring 4.5m east-west by 5.5m.
Administrative CountyIsle of Anglesey
Traditional CountyAnglesey
OS GridSH2675
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
Police AuthorityNorth Wales

Rhoscolyn, Isle of Anglesey in John Bartholomew's "Gazetteer of the British Isles" (1887)

Rhoscolyn, par., Anglesey, in SE. of Holyhead Island, 4½ miles SE. of Holyhead, 2580 ac. (385 water), pop. 442.

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