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Pwllheli, Gwynedd

Pwllheli is a community and the main market town of the Llŷn Peninsula in Gwynedd, north-western Wales. It had a population of 3,861 in 2001 of which a large proportion, 81 per cent, are Welsh speaking. Pwllheli is the place where Plaid Cymru was founded. It is the birthplace of Albert Evans-Jones - Cynan - the Welsh poet.
Administrative CountyGwynedd
Traditional CountyCaernarfonshire
OS GridSH3735
OS Settlement ClassificationTown
Police AuthorityNorth Wales
Fire and Rescue AuthorityNorth Wales
Fire and Rescue AuthorityNorth Wales
Ambulance AuthorityWelsh
Dialling code01758
Population3,861 (2001)

Other names by which Pwllheli, Gwynedd has been known in the past


Pwllheli, Gwynedd in John Bartholomew's "Gazetteer of the British Isles" (1887)

Pwllheli, par. and mun. bor., seaport, and market town with ry. sta., Carnarvonshire, in S. of co., on N. side of Cardigan Bay, 21 miles SW. of Carnarvon and 251 NW. of London, 1017 ac., pop. 3242; P.O., T.O., 3 Banks. Market-days, Wednesday and Saturday. Pwllheli consists of the whole of Denio par., with parts of the pars. of Abererch and Llannor. It is an ancient town, and received its charter of incorporation from the Black Prince, the charter being confirmed in 1422 by Henry VI. From its attractive situation and the magnificence of its surrounding scenery, as well as the splendid views of the full extent of Snowdon to be obtained here, Pwllheli offers great and varied attractions as a place of tourist resort. It has risen into repute as a watering-place. The port is a sub-port to Beaumaris; the harbour has accommodation for vessels of 60 tons, and a good coasting trade is carried on, besides considerable inland trade. Lobster and oyster fisheries are briskly prosecuted. There are, besides the markets, several important cattle fairs. Pwllheli forms one of the Carnarvon District of Parliamentary Boroughs, which returns 1 member.

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