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Bottwnog / Botwnnog
"BOTTWNOG, a parish in the hundred of Gafflogian, in the county of Carnarvon, North Wales, 5 miles to the S. of Nevin. Pwllheli is its post town. The living is a perpetual curacy annexed to the rectory of Meyllteyrn, in the diocese of Bangor. The church is dedicated to St. Benno. Here is a free grammar school, founded and endowed by Bishop Rowland, which has a revenue of £206 per annum. There are other charitable endowments worth about £6 a year." [From The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland (1868) - Transcribed by Colin Hinson ©2003]
St Bueno's Church, Botwnnog
There are photographs of the following chapels on the Penllyn.com site;
Rhydbach (CM); Capel Salem (Baptist)
Bottwnog Church & Free School by Moses Griffith 1774 on the NLW site (Thomas Pennant Collection)
Church and chapel data from The Religious census of 1851 : A Calendar of the returns relating to Wales, Vol 11, North Wales. Ed. by Ieuan Gwynedd Jones, UWP, 1981. The names given towards the end of each entry are those of the informants.
Bottwnog Parish; Statistics; Area 487 acres; Population 71 males, 92 females, total 163
- Bottwnog Chapel of Ease to Meilltyrne Attendance - afternoon 45 "This Church was consecrated before 1800 but has been entirely renovated since" Robert Jones, Rector
- Ty'ndonen, Baptists Erected before 1800 Attendance - afternoon 35 Humphrey Pritchard, Deacon, Bronphilip, Bottwnog
- Rhyd Bach, Calvinist Erected before 1800 Not a separate building, not used exclusively as a place of worship Attendance - morning 96 scholars, evening 267 Griffith Jones, Deacon, Penybont, Llandegwing
You can see pictures of Bottwnog / Botwnnog which are provided by:
Gwynedd Family History Society have a diagram of the ecclesiastical parishes of Caernarfonshire (under Parishes) - with some links to photographs of parish churches
You can see maps centred on OS grid reference SH260310 (Lat/Lon: 52.848296, -4.585363), Bottwnog / Botwnnog which are provided by: