Penmynydd


Penmynydd

Penmynydd (Welsh = "top of the mountain") is a village on Anglesey situated on a slight hill on the B5420 road between Menai Bridge and Llangefni, at gbmapping|SH510743. The Royal Mail postcode begins LL61.

It claims the birthplace of the founding of the House of Tudor. In the 14th century, a resident of Penmynydd, Tudur ap Goronwy, had five sons, one of whom was called Maredudd (the father of Owen Tudor - an Anglicisation of his Welsh name Owain ap Maredudd ap Tudur) who joined Henry V's army and subsequently established himself at court. When Henry V died, his widow subsequently married Owen in secret around 1429 and had three sons. Their grandson, Henry Tudor subsequently claimed the crown of England through this rather tenuous relationship.

The village these days is most famous for it's almshouses and has a tranmission mast just a few yards north of the village at the top of the hill.

External links

* [http://www.geograph.org.uk/search.php?i=3558856 photos of Penmynydd and surrounding area on geograph]


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