Penmynydd (Welsh = "top of the mountain") is a village on
Angleseysituated on a slight hill on the B5420 roadbetween Menai Bridgeand Llangefni, at gbmapping|SH510743. The Royal Mail postcodebegins 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 Anglicisationof 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 1429and had three sons. Their grandson, Henry Tudor subsequently claimed the crown of Englandthrough this rather tenuous relationship.
The village these days is most famous for it's
almshousesand has a tranmission mast just a few yards north of the village at the top of the hill.
* [http://www.geograph.org.uk/search.php?i=3558856 photos of Penmynydd and surrounding area on geograph]
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