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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]
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 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
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
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 Rhiw.com site
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