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Penmachno, Conwy

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Penmachno, Conwy

Penmachno is a village in the isolated upland valley of Cwm Penmachno, 4 miles south of Betws-y-Coed in the county of Conwy, north Wales. It is renowned as the home of Bishop William Morgan (1545–1604), who lived at Tŷ Mawr, Y Wybrnant, near the village. He was one of the leading scholars of his day, having mastered Hebrew in addition to Latin and Greek. He was the first to translate the Bible in its entirety into Welsh.
Administrative CountyConwy
Traditional CountyCaernarfonshire
OS GridSH7950
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
Police AuthorityNorth Wales

Penmachno, Conwy in John Bartholomew's "Gazetteer of the British Isles" (1887)

Penmachno, par. and vil., Carnarvonshire, in E. of co.- par., 11,208 ac., pop. 1787; vil., on river Machno, 64 miles S. of Llanrwst; P.O.

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