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Llanidan

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Population  1,075 (2011)
Country  Wales
Postcode district  LL61
Ceremonial county  Gwynedd
UK parliament constituency  Ynys Môn
Principal area  Anglesey
Sovereign state  United Kingdom
Police  North Wales
Post town  Llanfairpwllgwyngyll
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Llanidan is a parish in south-west Anglesey, Wales which includes the village of Brynsiencyn. The parish is along the Menai Strait, about 4 miles north-east of Caernarfon (across the strait). The parish church of St Nidans is near the A4080 highway, a little to the east of Brynsiencyn. The ruins of an earlier parish church survive.

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Map of Llanidan, UK

History

It has been suggested that here the Roman general Suetonius landed in 60 AD, and again in 78 AD by Agricola, trying to pacify the Ordovices of north-west Wales and Anglesey, at a spot known as Bryn Beddau, ("The Hill of Graves" in Welsh).

In the Middle Ages, the parish was part of the commote of Menai, in cantref Rhosyr.

Governance

An electoral ward in the same name exists. This ward covers land to the north of Llanidan. The population of the ward at the 2011 census was 1,851.

Notable inhabitants

Amongst the notable people associated with the parish are Henry Rowlands, who was the rector of Llanidan when he published Mona Antiqua Restaurata in 1723, and the industrialist Thomas Williams of Llanidan, who lived in Plas Llanidan. Also, Carwyn Williams lived here for a period of time.

Amenities

There is a horse stud: Llanidan Stud, which breeds Welsh ponies of cob type (section C) and Welsh cobs (section D) and is owned by E.W Jones.

Near Brynsiencyn is the Anglesey Sea Zoo.

Brynsiencyn

Brynsiencyn is a small village, housing a few hundred people. It has a post office, shop, kebab house and pub. There is also a school and a large chapel.

References

Llanidan Wikipedia


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