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"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]

Church History

St Bueno's Church, Botwnnog

BOTTWNNOG, St. Beuno 1834-1836 - on the Church plans online site

There are photographs of the following chapels on the 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

Church Records

Joyce Hinde has supplied a list of Parish Registers held at the Caernarfon Area Record Office.

Bottwnog churchyard - some inscriptions on Alwyn's Godsacre site

Description and Travel

Penllyn site - Botwnnog Community page

People's Collection Wales site - aerial photograph of Carn Fadryn Iron Age Hill Fort, Botwnnog, 1989


A Topographical Dictionary of Wales by Samuel Lewis, 1833


Gwynedd Family History Society  have a diagram of the ecclesiastical parishes of Caernarfonshire (under Publications)  - with some links to photographs of parish churches


Ysgol Botwnnog - on the site


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