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Abergynolwyn, Gwynedd

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Abergynolwyn, Gwynedd

Abergynolwyn (English: Mouth of the River with a Whirlpool) is a village in southern Gwynedd, Wales, located at the confluence of the Nant Gwernol and the Afon Dysynni. Historically, the village was part of Merionethshire and its main industry was slate quarrying. The village was founded in the 1860s to house workers at the nearby Bryn Eglwys quarry. Today farming, forestry and tourism are the major local industries.
Administrative CountyGwynedd
Traditional CountyMerioneth
OS GridSH6706
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
Police AuthorityNorth Wales
Fire and Rescue AuthorityNorth Wales
Fire and Rescue AuthorityNorth Wales
Ambulance AuthorityWelsh

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


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

Abergwynolwyn, vil. with ry. sta., Merioneth, 6¾ miles NE. of Towyn; P.O.

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