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Encyclopedia > Anglesey
Anglesey principal area
Ynys Môn
Image:WalesAnglesey.png
Geography
Area
- Total
- % Water
Ranked 9th
714 km²
0.7%
Admin HQ Llangefni
Largest town Holyhead
ISO 3166-2 GB-AGY
ONS code 00NA
Demographics
Population:
- Total (2005 est.)
- Density
 
Ranked 21st
68,900
Ranked 17th
96 / km²
Ethnicity 98.1% White
Welsh language
- Any skills
Ranked 2nd
70.4%
Politics
Arms of Isle of Anglesey County Council
Isle of Anglesey County Council
http://www.anglesey.gov.uk/
Control Independent
Member of Parliament
Assembly Members
MEPs Wales

Anglesey (historically Anglesea; Welsh: Ynys Môn, pronounced /ˌənɨ̞s'mo:n/ (IPA)) is a predominantly Welsh-speaking island off the northwest coast of Wales. It is connected to the mainland by two bridges spanning the Menai Strait: the original Menai Suspension Bridge (carrying the A5), designed by Thomas Telford in 1826; and the newer reconstructed Britannia Bridge (originally designed by Robert Stephenson), which carries the A55 and the North Wales Coast Railway line. one of the subdivisions of Wales File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Area is the measure of how much exposed area any two dimensional object has. ... This is a list of principal areas of Wales ordered by area. ... To help compare different orders of magnitude and geographical regions, we list here areas between 100 km² and 1000 km². See also areas of other orders of magnitude. ... Square kilometre (US spelling: Square kilometer), symbol km², is an SI unit of surface area. ... Llangefni, population 17,000, is the county town of Anglesey in Wales and contains the principal offices of Anglesey County Council. ... Holyhead (Welsh: Caergybi, the fort of St. ... The ISO 3166-2 codes for the United Kingdom correspond to the nations administrative divisions. ... The Office for National Statistics coding system is a hierarchical code used in the United Kingdom for tabulating census and other statistical data. ... In physics, density is mass m per unit volume V. For the common case of a homogeneous substance, it is expressed as: where, in SI units: ρ (rho) is the density of the substance, measured in kg·m-3 m is the mass of the substance, measured in kg V is... This is a list of principal areas of Wales ordered by population. ... This is a List of Welsh principal areas by population density in the 2001 UK census. ... Welsh redirects here, and this article describes the Welsh language. ... This is a List of Welsh principal areas by the percentage of those professing some skills in the Welsh language in the 2001 UK census. ... Image File history File links Anglesey_arms. ... The Isle of Anglesey County Council (Welsh: ) is the governing body for Anglesey, one of the Principal Areas of Wales. ... This is a list of MPs elected in the UK general election, 2005 to the House of Commons for the Fifty-Fourth Parliament of the United Kingdom at the United Kingdom general election, 2005, arranged by constituency. ... Albert Owen (born 10 August 1959) is a Welsh politician, and member of Parliament for Ynys Mon for the Labour Party. ... The National Assembly for Wales is composed of 60 members known as AMs or assembly members (in Welsh: ACau or Aelodaur Cynulliad). ... Ieuan Wyn Jones (born 22 May 1949) is a Welsh politician, and leader of Plaid Cymrus group in the National Assembly for Wales. ... North Wales is an electoral region of the National Assembly for Wales, consisting of nine constituencies. ... A Member of the European Parliament (English abbreviation MEP)[1] is a member of the European Unions directly-elected legislative body, the European Parliament. ... The European Parliament election, 2004 was the UK part of the European Parliament election, 2004. ... Welsh redirects here, and this article describes the Welsh language. ... Articles with similar titles include the NATO phonetic alphabet, which has also informally been called the “International Phonetic Alphabet”. For information on how to read IPA transcriptions of English words, see IPA chart for English. ... Welsh redirects here, and this article describes the Welsh language. ... This article is about the country. ... The Menai Strait (in Welsh Afon Menai, the River Menai) is a narrow stretch of shallow tidal water about 14 miles (23 km) long, which separates the island of Anglesey from the mainland of Wales. ... The Menai Suspension Bridge from a viewpoint on the A4080 near the Britannia Bridge. ... The A5 is a major road in the United Kingdom. ... Thomas Telford (August 9, 1757 - September 2, 1834) was born in Westerkirk, Scotland. ... The original box section Britannia Bridge, in a circa 1852 illustration Postcard picture of the bridge from circa 1886 [1] The post 1970 Britannia Bridge from the east along the Menai Strait, retains Stephensons original piers Section of the original wrought-iron tubular bridge standing in front of the... Statue of Robert Stephenson at Euston Station, London Robert Stephenson FRS (October 16, 1803–October 12, 1859) was an English civil engineer. ... The A55 at Warren Mountain The A55, also known as the North Wales Expressway, is a major road in Britain. ... The North Wales Coast Line is the railway line from Crewe to Holyhead. ...


Anglesey is also a county which includes those smaller islands nearby, for example Holy Island. In the United Kingdom a county is a historic type of subnational division; which by the Middle Ages had become established as a unit of local government. ... Map showing the location of shipwrecks around Holy Island Holy Island (in Welsh, Ynys Cybi, the island of St. ...


With an area of 276 square miles (715 km²), Anglesey is the largest Welsh island, and the fifth largest surrounding Britain.

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History

There are numerous Megalithic monuments and Menhirs present on Anglesey testifying to the presence of mankind in prehistory. Megalithic tomb, Mane Braz, Brittany Bronze age wedge tomb in the Burren area of Ireland For the record label, see Megalith Records. ... -1...


Historically, Anglesey has long been associated with the Druids. In AD 60 the Roman general Suetonius Paulinus, determined to break the power of the Druids, attacked the island, destroying the shrine and the sacred groves. News of Boudicca's Revolt reached him just after his victory, causing him to withdraw his army before consolidating his conquest. The island was finally brought into the Roman empire by the governor Gnaeus Julius Agricola in AD 78. The Romans called the island Mona. In the Celtic religion, the modern words Druidry or Druidism denote the practices of the ancient druids, the priestly class in ancient Celtic societies through much of Western Europe north of the Alps and in the British Isles. ... Motto Senatus Populusque Romanus (SPQR) The Roman Empire at its greatest extent. ... Gaius Suetonius Paulinus, also spelled Paullinus, (flourished 1st century CE) was a Roman general. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged into Boudicca. ... Gnaeus Julius Agricola (July 13, 40 - August 23, 93) was a Roman general responsible for much of the Roman conquest of Britain. ...


Môn is the Welsh name of Anglesey, but its origin is obscure, appearing first during the Roman era as 'Mona'. The 'English' name is in fact derived from the Old Norse, meaning 'Ongull's Island'. The alternative "isle (ey) of the Angles" is discredited. Old Welsh names are Ynys Dywyll ("Dark Isle") and Ynys y Cedairn (cedyrn or kedyrn; "Isle of brave folk"). It is the Mona of Tacitus (Ann. xiv. 29, Agr. xiv. 18), Pliny the Elder (iv. 16) and Dio Cassius (62). It is called Môn Mam Cymru ("Môn, Mother of Wales") by Giraldus Cambrensis, for the claimed ability of the fertile land to produce enough food for the whole of Wales. In reality, the claim was probably more directed at an ability to sustain Gwynedd. Clas Merddin, and Y fêl Ynys (honey isle) are other names. According to the Triads (67), Anglesey was once part of the mainland. 28 cromlechs remain on uplands overlooking the sea; e.g. at Plâs Newydd. The Druids were attacked in 61 by Suetonius Paulinus, and again in 78 by Agricola. The present road from Holyhead to Llanfairpwllgwyngyll may originally have been a Roman road, and a network of such roads on the island may await formal discovery. British and Roman sites, coins and ornaments have been dug up and discussed, especially by the 19th century romantic antiquarian, the Hon. Lord Stanley of Penrhos. The foundations of the fort in Holyhead are Roman. Welsh redirects here, and this article describes the Welsh language. ... Old Norse or Danish tongue is the Germanic language once spoken by the inhabitants of the Nordic countries (for instance during the Viking Age). ... White cliffs of Dover in England White cliffs of Rugen down the Baltic coast from Schleswig The Angles is a modern English word for a Germanic-speaking people who took their name from the cultural ancestor of Angeln, a modern district located in Schleswig, Germany. ... Old Welsh (Hen Gymraeg) is the label attached to the Welsh language from the time it developed from the Brythonic language, generally thought to be in the period between the middle of the 6th century and the middle of the 7th century, until the early 12th century when it developed... Gaius Cornelius Tacitus Publius (or Gaius) Cornelius Tacitus (c. ... Pliny the Elder: an imaginative 19th Century portrait. ... Dio Cassius Cocceianus (c. ... Giraldus Cambrensis (c. ... T shaped Hunebed D27 in Borger-Odoorn, Netherlands, recent. ... Plâs Newydd or Plas Newydd, located in Llanfairpwll, Anglesey, Wales, is the country seat of the Marquess of Anglesey. ... Events By place Roman Empire Celtic revolt in Britain led by Boudicca, Queen of the Iceni. ... Gaius Suetonius Paulinus, also spelled Paullinus, (flourished 1st century CE) was a Roman general. ... For other uses, see number 78. ... Gnaeus Julius Agricola (July 13, 40 - August 23, 93) was a Roman general responsible for much of the Roman conquest of Britain. ... Holyhead (Welsh: Caergybi, the fort of St. ... Llanfairpwllgwyngyll (long form Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch), also spelt Llanfair Pwllgwyngyll and commonly known as Llanfair PG or Llanfairpwll, is a village and community on the island of Anglesey in Wales, situated on the Menai Strait next to Menai Bridge and across the strait from Bangor. ... Caer Gybi was a small fortlet in the Roman province of Britannia. ...


At the end of the Roman period in the late 4th Century and early 5th Century pirates from Ireland colonised Anglesey and the nearby Llŷn Peninsula. In response to this a Brythonic warlord from the north of Britain called Cunedda came to the area and began the process of driving the Irish out. This process was continued by his son Einion ap Cunedda and grandson Cadwallon Lawhir until the last Irish were defeated in battle in 470. As an island Môn would usually be a good defensive position and because of this it was the site of the court or Llys of the kings and princes of Gwynedd at Aberffraw. Apart from a devastating Danish raid in 853 this was to remain the case until the thirteenth century when improvements to the English navy made it indefensible. As a means of recording the passage of time, the 4th century was that century which lasted from 301 to 400. ... Europe in 450 The 5th century is the period from 401 to 500 in accordance with the Julian calendar in the Christian Era. ... *Map sources for LlÅ·n Peninsula Hafan Pwllheli Marina St. ... Brythonic is one of two major divisions of Insular Celtic languages (the other being Goidelic). ... Cunedda ap Edern (AD 386-460; reigned from the 440s or 450s) (Latin: Cunetacius; English: Kenneth), also known as as Cunedda Wledig (the Imperator), was an important early Welsh leader, and the progenitor of the royal dynasty of Gwynedd. ... Einion ap Cunedda (born 420; reigned from the 470s) (Latin: Engenius; English: Enoch), also known as Einion Yrth (the Impetuous) was a king of Gwynedd. ... Cadwallon ap Einion (460-534; reigned from 500), also known as Cadwallon Lawhir (Long Hand), was a king of Gwynedd. ... Events Euric, king of the Visigoths, defeats an attempted invasion of Gaul by the Celtic magnate Riothamus. ... Aberffraw is a small village on the south west coast of Anglesey (Welsh: ), by the west bank of the River Ffraw, at grid reference SH354693. ... Events A Byzantine fleet destroys Damiette (in Egypt) Births Deaths Categories: 853 ...


After the Romans, the island was invaded by Vikings, Saxons, and Normans before falling to King Edward I of England, in the 13th century. The name Viking is a loan from the native Scandinavian term for the Norse seafaring warriors who raided the coasts of Scandinavia, Europe and the British Isles from the late 8th century to the 11th century, the period of European history referred to as the Viking Age. ... For other uses, see Saxon (disambiguation). ... Norman conquests in red. ... Edward I (17 June 1239 – 7 July 1307), popularly known as Longshanks[1], also as Edward the Lawgiver because of his legal reforms, and as Hammer of the Scots,[2] achieved fame as the monarch who conquered Wales and who tried to do the same to Scotland. ... (12th century - 13th century - 14th century - other centuries) As a means of recording the passage of time, the 13th century was that century which lasted from 1201 to 1300. ...


Geography

Anglesey is a relatively low-lying island with slight risings such as Parys Mountain, Cadair Mynachdy (or Monachdy, i.e., "chair of the monastery"; there is a Nanner, "convent", not far away), Mynydd Bodafon and Holyhead Mountain. Parys Mountain – in the Welsh language Mynydd Parys – is located south of Amlwch which is in north east Anglesey. ... Mynydd Bodafon is a small hill, the higest on the island of Anglesey (although not in the county of Angelsey - see Holyhead Mountain). ... Holyhead Mountain (Mynydd Tŵr in Welsh) is the highest hill on Holy Island, Anglesey, and the highest in the county of Anglesey, north Wales. ...

Britannia Bridge from the east along the Menai Strait

Anglesey has many small towns scattered all around the island, making it quite evenly populated. Beaumaris (Welsh: Biwmares), to the south of the island, features Beaumaris Castle, built by Edward I as part of his campaign in North Wales. The town of Newborough (Welsh: Niwbwrch), created when the townfolk of Llanfaes were relocated to make way for the building of Beaumaris Castle, includes the site of Llys Rhosyr, another of the courts of the mediaeval Welsh princes and which features one of the oldest courtrooms in the United Kingdom. Beaumaris acts as a yachting centre for the region with many boats moored in the bay or off Gallows Point. Llangefni is located in the centre of the island and is also the island's administrative centre. The town of Menai Bridge (Welsh: Porthaethwy) expanded when the first bridge to the mainland was being built, in order to accommodate workers and construction. Up until that time Porthaethwy had been one of the principal ferry crossing points from the mainland. A short distance from this town lies Bryn Celli Ddu, a Stone Age burial mound. The town of Amlwch is situated in the northeast of the island and was once largely industrialised, having grown during the 18th century supporting the copper mining industry at Parys Mountain. Download high resolution version (2592x1944, 2938 KB) Britannia Bridge across the Menai Strait with train crossing Author: Andrew Dixon. ... Download high resolution version (2592x1944, 2938 KB) Britannia Bridge across the Menai Strait with train crossing Author: Andrew Dixon. ... The Menai Strait (in Welsh Afon Menai, the River Menai) is a narrow stretch of shallow tidal water about 14 miles (23 km) long, which separates the island of Anglesey from the mainland of Wales. ... Beaumaris is a town in east Anglesey, Wales. ... Beaumaris Castle and moat. ... Edward I (17 June 1239 – 7 July 1307), popularly known as Longshanks[1], also as Edward the Lawgiver because of his legal reforms, and as Hammer of the Scots,[2] achieved fame as the monarch who conquered Wales and who tried to do the same to Scotland. ... Newborough (Welsh: Niwbwrch) is a village in the south-western corner of Anglesey, Wales. ... Llys Rhosyr was a stronghold of Welsh rule in the 13th century. ... Yachting is a physical activity involving boats. ... Llangefni, population 17,000, is the county town of Anglesey in Wales and contains the principal offices of Anglesey County Council. ... Menai Bridge (Welsh: ) is a town on the island of Anglesey in Wales. ... Bryn Celli Ddu is a prehistoric site on the Welsh island of Anglesey. ... Stone Age fishing hook. ... Amlwch is the most Northerly town in Wales. ... General Name, Symbol, Number copper, Cu, 29 Chemical series transition metals Group, Period, Block 11, 4, d Appearance metallic pinkish red Standard atomic weight 63. ...

Anglesey closeup map
Anglesey closeup map

The island also has the village with the longest official place name in the United Kingdom, Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch. Other towns and settlements include Cemaes, Benllech, Pentraeth, Gaerwen, Dwyran, Bodedern and Rhosneigr. The Anglesey Sea Zoo is a local tourist attraction, providing a look at and descriptions of local marine wildlife from lobsters to conger eels. All the fish and crustaceans on display are caught around the island and are placed in reconstructions of their natural habitat. They also make salt (evaporated from the local sea water) and commercially breed lobsters, for food, and oysters, for pearls, both from local stocks. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch (58 Letters long) is a village on the island of Anglesey in Wales, situated on the Menai Strait close to Menai Bridge and Bangor. ... Cemaes is a village on the north coast of Anglesey in Wales. ... Benllech is a beach in Ynys Môn ( Isle of Anglesey), North Wales, near Traeth Coch. ... Pentraeth is a village on the island of Anglesey (Ynys Môn), north Wales. ... Gaerwen is a village on the island of Anglesey, UK. It is found in the south of the island 4 miles west of Llanfairpwllgwyngyll and just a few hundred metres south of the A55. ... Bodedern is a village in the west of Anglesey, North Wales, at grid reference SH334804. ... Rhosneigr is a seaside village, situated in the south-west of Anglesey. ... Features sea life such as tiny lobsters and baby seahorses, wily octopus and dangerous weever fish, and a conger eel infested shipwreck. ... Image:FRANKIE COBB.jpg Various species of deer are commonly seen wildlife across the Americas and Eurasia. ... Binomial name Homarus gammarus (Linnaeus, 1758) The European Lobster (Homarus gammarus) is a lobster whose range includes the eastern Atlantic Ocean from the Lofoten Islands in northwestern Norway to the Azores and Morocco. ... Conger or conger eel is a vernacular term used of a number of different species of fish, mostly eels of the family Congridae, and especially the genus Conger. ... A giant grouper at the Georgia Aquarium Fish are aquatic vertebrates that are typically cold-blooded; covered with scales, and equipped with two sets of paired fins and several unpaired fins. ... Classes & Subclasses Branchiopoda Phyllopoda Sarsostraca Remipedia Cephalocarida Maxillopoda Thecostraca Tantulocarida Branchiura Pentastomida Mystacocarida Copepoda Ostracoda Myodocopa Podocopa Malacostraca Phyllocarida Hoplocarida Eumalacostraca The nauplius larva of a dendrobranchiate Porcellio scaber, the common rough woodlouse, a terrestrial crustacean Pollicipes polymerus, the gooseneck barnacle Glyphea pseudastacus, a fossil glypheoid The crustaceans (Crustacea) are... Habitat (which is Latin for it inhabits) is the place where a particular species live and grow. ... For other uses, see Salt (disambiguation). ... Crassostrea gigas, Marennes-Oléron Crassostrea gigas, Marennes-Oléron Crassostrea gigas, Marennes-Oléron, opened The name oyster is used for a number of different groups of mollusks which grow for the most part in marine or brackish water. ...


The island's entire rural coastline had been designated an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and features many sandy beaches, especially along its eastern coast between the towns of Beaumaris and Amlwch and along the western coast from Ynys Llanddwyn through Rhosneigr to the little bays around Carmel Head. The northern coastline is characterised by dramatic cliffs interspersed with small bays. The Anglesey Coastal Path is a 125-mile (200-km) path which follows nearly the entire coastline. Tourism is now the most significant economic activity on the island. Agriculture provides the secondary source of income for the island's economy, with the local dairies being amongst the most productive in the region. There is also a nuclear power station, at Wylfa Head on the north coast. An Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) is an area of countryside with significant landscape value in England, Wales or Northern Ireland, that has been specially designated by the Countryside Agency on behalf of the United Kingdom government. ... Ynys Llanddwyn is a small island off the west coast of Anglesey, north Wales. ... Rhosneigr is a seaside village, situated in the south-west of Anglesey. ... Anglesey Coastal Path runs along the 125-mile (200 km) coastline of this North West Wales island, including Holy Island in the West. ... Wylfa Nuclear Power Station Wylfa is a nuclear power station situated just west of Cemaes Bay on the island of Anglesey, north Wales. ...


Major industries are restricted to Holyhead which supports an aluminium smelter and the Amlwch area where the Wylfa nuclear power station is located close to a former bromine extraction plant. The nuclear power station is scheduled to close in or around 2010, and the aluminium smelting operation is likely to close as a consequence of losing its affordable local electricity supply. There is a wide range of smaller industries, mostly located in industrial and business parks especially at Llangefni and Gaerwen. These industries include an abbatoir and fine chemicals manufacture as well as factories for timber production, aluminium smelting, fish farming and food processing. General Name, Symbol, Number aluminium, Al, 13 Chemical series poor metals Group, Period, Block 13, 3, p Appearance silvery Standard atomic weight 26. ... Amlwch is the most Northerly town in Wales. ... Wylfa Nuclear Power Station Wylfa is a nuclear power station situated just west of Cemaes Bay on the island of Anglesey, north Wales. ... General Name, Symbol, Number bromine, Br, 35 Chemical series halogens Group, Period, Block 17, 4, p Appearance gas/liquid: red-brown solid: metallic luster Atomic mass 79. ... Llangefni, population 17,000, is the county town of Anglesey in Wales and contains the principal offices of Anglesey County Council. ... Gaerwen is a village on the island of Anglesey, UK. It is found in the south of the island 4 miles west of Llanfairpwllgwyngyll and just a few hundred metres south of the A55. ... For the Batman villain, see Abattoir (comics). ...


Wind power is developing on Anglesey with more than 20 commercial wind turbines established near to the north coast. The strong sea currents around the island are also attracting the interest of electricity generation companies interested in exploiting tidal power. Horizontal-axis wind turbine, the Enercon model E-66 wind energy converter, in Germany. ...


The island is also on one of the major routes from Britain to Ireland, via ferries from Holyhead, off the west of Anglesey on Holy Island, to Dún Laoghaire and Dublin Port. The ferryboat Dongan Hills, filled with commuters, about to dock at a New York City pier, ca. ... Holyhead (Welsh: Caergybi, the fort of St. ... Map showing the location of shipwrecks around Holy Island Holy Island (in Welsh, Ynys Cybi, the island of St. ... // Statistics Population ( ) Georges street Dún Laoghaire (Irish pronunciation ; anglicised spelling Dunleary, pronunciation ) (the original Irish spelling is now almost always used in preference to the anglicised forms) is a suburban seaside town and ferry port, situated some 12 km (7 mi) south of Dublin city centre, in Ireland... WGS-84 (GPS) Coordinates: , Statistics Province: Leinster County: Dáil Éireann: Dublin Central, Dublin North Central, Dublin North East, Dublin North West, Dublin South Central, Dublin South East European Parliament: Dublin Dialling Code: 01, +353 1 Postal District(s): D1-24, D6W Area: 114. ...


There are a few lakes mostly in the west, such as Cors Cerrig y Daran, but rivers are few and small. There are two large water supply reservoirs operated by Dwr Cymru Welsh Water. These are Llyn Cefni in the centre of the island, which is fed by the headwaters of the Afon Cefni, and Llyn Alaw to the north of the island. Llyn Llywenan is the largest natural lake on the island. Llyn Cefni is a small reservoir in the centre of Anglesey, Wales. ... Afon Cefni is one of the major rivers on the island of Anglesey, Wales. ... Llyn Alaw is a man-made reservoir on Anglesey, North Wales. ...


The climate is humid but generally equable under the effects of the Gulf Stream bathing the island. The land is of variable quality and it may have been more fertile in the past. For the album by Ocean Colour Scene, see North Atlantic Drift (album) The Gulf Stream is orange and yellow in this representation of water temperatures of the Atlantic. ...


See the list of places in Anglesey for all villages, towns and cities. This is a list of cities, towns and villages in the principle area of Anglesey, Wales. ...


Ecology and conservation

Much of Anglesey is covered with relatively intensive cattle and sheep farming aided by modern agro-chemicals. In these areas there is little of ecological conservation worth. However there are a number of important wetland sites which have protected status. In addition the several lakes all have significant ecological interest including their support for a wide range of aquatic and semi-aquatic bird species. In the west, the Malltraeth marshes are believed to be supporting an occasional visiting Bittern and the nearby estuary of the Afon Cefni supports a bird population made internationally famous by the paintings of Charles Tunnicliffe. The RAF airstrip at Mona is a nesting site for skylarks. Malltraeth (origin: Mall (dirty or polluted) + Traeth (beach)) is a small village in the southwest of Anglesey, in the area of Bodorgan. ... Freshwater marsh in Florida In geography, a marsh is a type of wetland, featuring grasses, rushes, reeds, typhas, sedges, cat tails, and other herbaceous plants (possibly with low-growing woody plants) in a context of shallow water. ... † see also: Heron The bitterns are members of the heron family Ardeidae. ... Afon Cefni is one of the major rivers on the island of Anglesey, Wales. ... Charles Tunnicliffe was an internationally renowned naturalistic painter of birds and wildlife who spend most of his working ife on Anglesey. ... Binomial name Alauda arvensis Linnaeus, 1758 The Skylark (Alauda arvensis) is a small passerine bird. ...


The sheer cliff faces at South Stack near Holyhead provide nesting sites for huge numbers of auks including Puffins, Razorbills and Guillemots together with Choughs and Peregrine falcons. South Stack island and lighthouse South Stack (Welsh: Ynys Lawd) is an island situated just off Holy Island on the North West coast of Anglesey. ... Genera Uria Alle Alca Pinguinus Synthliboramphus Cepphus Brachyramphus Ptychoramphus Aethia Cerorhinca Fratercula Extinct genera, see Systematics Auks are birds of the family Alcidae in the order Charadriiformes. ... Binomial name Fratercula arctica (Linnaeus, 1758) The Atlantic Puffin (Fratercula arctica) is a seabird in the auk family. ... Binomial name Alca torda Linnaeus, 1758 The Razorbill, Alca torda, is a large alcid, 38-43 cm in length, with a 60-69 cm wingspan. ... Binomial name Uria aalge (Pontoppidan, 1763) The Common Guillemot, known as the Common Murre in North America, Uria aalge, is a large alcid. ... Binomial name Pyrrhocorax pyrrhocorax (Linnaeus, 1758) The Red-billed Chough, or just Chough (pronounced ), Pyrrhocorax pyrrhocorax is a member of the crow family, Corvidae. ... Binomial name Falco peregrinus Tunstall, 1771 Global range (shaded green, dark dots on islands) The Peregrine Falcon (Falco peregrinus), occasionally known in North America as the Duck Hawk, is a medium-sized falcon about the size of a large crow: 380-530 millimetres (15-21 in) long. ...


Three sites on Anglesey are important for breeding terns - see Anglesey tern colonies. This name is used to refer to three sites in Anglesey, North Wales which support breeding terns: Ynys Feurig Cemlyn Bay and lagoon The Skerries This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists pages that might otherwise share the same title. ...


Anglesey is home to two of the UK's small number of remaining colonies of Red Squirrels, at Pentraeth and Newborough. [1] Binomial name Sciurus vulgaris Linnaeus, 1758 For the North American Red Squirrel, see American Red Squirrel. ... Pentraeth is a village on the island of Anglesey (Ynys Môn), north Wales. ... Newborough is the name of several places. ...


Almost the entire coastline of Anglesey is designated an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty The coastal zone of Anglesey was designated as an AONB in 1966 and was confirmed in 1967. It was designated in order to protect the aesthetic appeal and variety of the island’s coastal landscape and habitats from inappropriate development. An Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) is an area of countryside with significant landscape value in England, Wales or Northern Ireland, that has been specially designated by the Countryside Agency on behalf of the United Kingdom government. ...


The AONB is predominantly a coastal designation, covering most of Anglesey’s 201-kilometre (125-mile) coastline but also encompasses Holyhead Mountain and Mynydd Bodafon. Substantial areas of other land protected by the AONB form the backdrop to the coast.


The approximate coverage of the Anglesey AONB is 221 km², and it is the largest AONB in Wales covering as it does one third of the island.


A number of the habitats found on Anglesey are afforded even greater protection both through UK and European designations because of their nature conservation value, these include:


6 candidate Special Areas of Conservation (cSACs) 4 Special Protection Areas (SPAs) 1 National Nature Reserve 26 Sites of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) 52 Scheduled Ancient Monuments (SAMs) These protected habitats support a variety of wildlife such as Harbour Porpoises and Marsh Fritillaries.


The AONB also takes in three sections of open, undeveloped coastline which have been designated as Heritage Coast. These non-statutory designations complement the AONB and cover approximately 50 km (31 miles) of the coastline. The sections of Heritage Coast are:


north Anglesey 28.6 km (17 miles) Holyhead Mountain 12.9 km (8 miles) Aberffraw Bay 7.7 km (4.5 miles) A Living and Working Landscape Employment within the AONB is mainly based on agriculture and tourism and in some cases a combination of both. The range of local produce found on the island is quite varied from cheese and chocolate to wine. In a number of instances the local produce is also organic.


Approximately 2 million people visit the island each year attracting people from North Wales the North West of England and also visitors from overseas. In terms of recreation the island offers a number of opportunities to both residents and visitors alike, the majority enjoying the fine sandy beaches and the coastal landscape.


The most popular forms of recreation include sailing, angling, cycling, walking, wind surfing and jet skiing. These all place pressures and demands on the AONB. At the same time, the AONBs popularity for such activities clearly provides a contribution to the local economy.


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Natural history

References: Jones, W.E. (Ed.)1968. Natural History of Anglesey. Anglesey Antiquarian Society, Llangefni.

Llanddwyn Island old lighthouse with Snowdonia in background.
Llanddwyn Island old lighthouse with Snowdonia in background.

Image File history File links Download high resolution version (1296x972, 281 KB) Ynys Llanddwyn old light house with Snowdonia behind Author: User:Velela. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (1296x972, 281 KB) Ynys Llanddwyn old light house with Snowdonia behind Author: User:Velela. ... Ynys Llanddwyn or Llanddwyn Island is a small tidal island off the west coast of Anglesey, north Wales. ... Tryfans north ridge (seen on the left in this picture) in Snowdonia. ...

Culture

  • Anglesey/Ynys Môn is a member island of the International Island Games Association. The next Island Games will be held in 2007 on Rhodes (Greece). The 2009 Games will be held on the Åland Islands (Finland) and the 2011 Games will be held on the Isle of Wight (UK). In the 2005 Games, held on the Shetland Islands, Anglesey/Ynys Môn came 11th on the medal table with 4 gold, 2 silver and 2 bronze medals. The Isle of Anglesey/Ynys Môn Island Games Association plan to make a bid to host the 2015 Island Games.
  • Anglesey has featured in the Channel 4 television archaeology series, 'Time Team' (series 14) - programme transmission date 4 February 2007.
  • Anglesey has the second highest population of native Welsh language speakers in Wales (70% of the population).

The Eisteddfod (literally sitting) is a Welsh festival of literature, music, and song. ... Year 1999 (MCMXCIX) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display full 1999 Gregorian calendar). ... Year 1983 (MCMLXXXIII) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays the 1983 Gregorian calendar). ... Year 1957 (MCMLVII) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link displays the 1957 Gregorian calendar). ... The International Island Games Association (IGA) is an organization the sole purpose of which is to organise the Island Games, a friendly biennial athletic competition between teams from several islands. ... It has been suggested that Channel Four Television Corporation be merged into this article or section. ... Welsh redirects here, and this article describes the Welsh language. ... This article is about the country. ...

Geology

The geology of Anglesey is notably complex and is frequently used for geology field trips by schools and colleges. Younger strata in Anglesey rest upon a foundation of very old pre-Cambrian rocks that appear at the surface in four areas: A field trip is typically a journey by a group of people performing research on a topic to a place away from their normal environment. ... The Precambrian or Cryptozoic is the period of the geologic timescale from the formation of Earth around 4500 million years before the present (BP) to the evolution of abundant macroscopic hard-shelled fossils, which marked the beginning of the Cambrian, some 542 million years BP. Remarkably little is known about...

  1. a western region including Holyhead and Llanfaethlu,
  2. a central area about Aberffraw and Trefdraeth,
  3. an eastern region which includes Newborough, Caerwen and Pentraeth and
  4. a coastal region at Glyn Garth between Menai Bridge and Beaumaris.

These pre-Cambrian rocks are schists and slates, often much contorted and disturbed. The general line of strike of the formations in the island is from north-east to south-west. A belt of granitic rocks lies immediately north-west of the central pre-Cambrian mass, reaching from Llanfaelog near the coast to the vicinity of Llanerchymedd. Between this granite and the pre-Cambrian of Holyhead is a narrow tract of Ordovician slates and grits with Llandovery beds in places; this tract spreads out in the north of the island between Dulas Bay and Carmel Point. A small patch of Ordovician strata lies on the northern side of Beaumaris. In parts, these Ordovician rocks are much folded, crushed and metamorphosed, and they are associated with schists and altered volcanic rocks which are probably pre-Cambrian. Between the eastern and central pre-Cambrian masses carboniferous rocks are found. The carboniferous limestone occupies a broad area south of Lligwy Bay and Pentraeth, and sends a narrow spur in a south-westerly direction by Llangefni to Malltraeth sands. The limestone is underlain on the north-west by a red basement conglomerate and yellow sandstone (sometimes considered to be of Old Red Sandstone age). Limestone occurs again on the north coast about Llanfihangel and Llangoed; and in the south-west round Llanidan on the border of the Menai Strait. Puffin Island is made of carboniferous limestone. Malltraeth marsh is occupied by coal measures, and a small patch of the same formation appears near Tall-y-foel Ferry on the Menai Strait. A patch of granitic and felsitic rocks form Parys Mountain, where copper and iron ochre have been worked. Serpentine (Mona Marble) is found near Llanfairynneubwll and upon the opposite shore in Holyhead. There are abundant evidences of glaciation, and much boulder clay and drift sand covers the older rocks. Patches of brown sand occur on the south-west coast. Aberffraw is a small village on the south west coast of Anglesey (Welsh: ), by the west bank of the River Ffraw, at grid reference SH354693. ... Newborough (Welsh: Niwbwrch) is a village in the south-western corner of Anglesey, Wales. ... Pentraeth is a village on the island of Anglesey (Ynys Môn), north Wales. ... Menai Bridge (Welsh: ) is a town on the island of Anglesey in Wales. ... There are many places named Beaumaris: Beaumaris, Anglesey in Wales, for which the other places are named Beaumaris, suburb of Melbourne, Victoria (Australia), Australia Beaumaris, Tasmania, Australia This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. ... The Precambrian or Cryptozoic is the period of the geologic timescale from the formation of Earth around 4500 million years before the present (BP) to the evolution of abundant macroscopic hard-shelled fossils, which marked the beginning of the Cambrian, some 542 million years BP. Remarkably little is known about... Schist The schists form a group of medium-grade metamorphic rocks, chiefly notable for the preponderance of lamellar minerals such as micas, chlorite, talc, hornblende, graphite, and others. ... Slate Thick slate fragment Slate roof Slate is a fine-grained, homogeneous, metamorphic rock derived from an original shale-type sedimentary rock composed of clay or volcanic ash through low grade regional metamorphism. ... Granite is a common and widely-occurring group of intrusive felsic igneous rocks that form at great depths and pressures under continents. ... Llanerchymedd (also Llanerch-y-medd) is a small village in Anglesey, north Wales, at grid reference SH415844. ... The Ordovician period is the second of the six (seven in North America) periods of the Paleozoic era. ... Traeth Yr Ora and, in the distance,Traeth Dulas A small bay on the east coast of Anglesey (Ynys Môn) that contains two beaches, the estuary Traeth Dulas (Dulas Beach) and the sandy Traeth Yr Ora (Beach Of The Fortified Landing Place). ... The Carboniferous is a major division of the geologic timescale that extends from the end of the Devonian period, about 359. ... -1... Lligwy Bay (Welsh: Traeth Lligwy) is a bay of the Welsh island of Anglesey. ... Pentraeth is a village on the island of Anglesey (Ynys Môn), north Wales. ... Llangefni, population 17,000, is the county town of Anglesey in Wales and contains the principal offices of Anglesey County Council. ... Malltraeth (origin: Mall (dirty or polluted) + Traeth (beach)) is a small village in the southwest of Anglesey, in the area of Bodorgan. ... Red sandstone interior of Lower Antelope Canyon, Arizona, worn smooth due to erosion by flash flooding over millions of years Sandstone is a sedimentary rock composed mainly of sand-size mineral or rock grains. ... Llangoed is a small village just north of Beaumaris, on the [Isle of Anglesey or Ynys Môn]], at Grid reference SH609793. ... The Menai Strait (in Welsh Afon Menai, the River Menai) is a narrow stretch of shallow tidal water about 14 miles (23 km) long, which separates the island of Anglesey from the mainland of Wales. ... Puffin Island (Ynys Seiriol in Welsh) is an uninhabited island off the north-east tip of Anglesey, Wales at Latitude 53 31 69 N and Longitude 04 02 54 W. It was formerly known as Priestholm in English and Ynys Lannog in Welsh. ... Malltraeth (origin: Mall (dirty or polluted) + Traeth (beach)) is a small village in the southwest of Anglesey, in the area of Bodorgan. ... The Menai Strait (in Welsh Afon Menai, the River Menai) is a narrow stretch of shallow tidal water about 14 miles (23 km) long, which separates the island of Anglesey from the mainland of Wales. ... Close-up of granite from Yosemite National Park, valley of the Merced River Quarrying granite for the Mormon Temple, Utah Territory. ... Felsite is a very fine to cryptocrystalline igneous rock that may or may not contain larger crystals, called phenocrysts, that are typical of many porphyritic igneous rocks. ... Parys Mountain – in the Welsh language Mynydd Parys – is located south of Amlwch which is in north east Anglesey. ... Serpentine Serpentine is a group of common rock-forming hydrous magnesium iron phyllosilicate ((Mg, Fe)3Si2O5(OH)4) minerals; it may contain minor amounts of other elements including chromium, manganese, cobalt and nickel. ... Holyhead (Welsh: Caergybi, the fort of St. ...


A Google Earth .kmz file, Anglesey.kmz, Anglesey.kml, showing important geological locations on Anglesey, and including a number of geological map overlays, can be downloaded from: Google Earth Geology, whereas a historiography of geological research on Anglesey is available at: Historiography of Geological Research


Other places of interest

  • The Skerries Lighthouse which can be found at the end of a low piece of submerged land, North-East of Holyhead
  • The working windmill at Llynnon
  • Ynys Llanddwyn - Lovers island
  • The sea zoo near Dwyran
  • The church in the sea on Cribinau
  • a motor racing track near Valley
  • Stone Science, nr Pentraeth - a journey through 650 million years.
  • King Arthur's seat near Beaumaris
  • Penmon Priory and dovecote
  • the town and castle of Beaumaris
  • Red Wharf bay, Llanddona and many other beaches
  • Cemlyn Bay for its ternery
  • Ellin's Tower (Twr Ellin) RSPB reserve and the lighthouse at South Stack (Ynys Lawd) near Holyhead
  • Moelfre, the fishing village and the home of Dic Evans.

The Skerries (grid reference SH268948) is the name for a group of sparsely-vegetated rocky islets lying 3 km offshore from Carmel Head, the northwest corner of Anglesey, Wales, c. ... A HDR image of a traditional lighthouse For other uses, see Lighthouse (disambiguation). ... Holyhead (Welsh: Caergybi, the fort of St. ... A Dutch tower windmill, sporting sails, surrounded by tulips A windmill is an engine powered by the wind to produce energy, often contained in a large building as in traditional post mills, smock mills and tower mills. ... Ynys Llanddwyn is a small island off the west coast of Anglesey, north Wales. ... Cribinau is a small island off the south west corner of Anglesey in North Wales between Porth China and Porth Cwyfan. ... A bronze Arthur in plate armour with visor raised and with jousting shield wearing Kastenbrust armour (early 15th century) by Peter Vischer, typical of later anachronistic depictions of Arthur. ... There are many places named Beaumaris: Beaumaris, Anglesey in Wales, for which the other places are named Beaumaris, suburb of Melbourne, Victoria (Australia), Australia Beaumaris, Tasmania, Australia This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. ... Penmon is a place in Ynys Môn, (English: Anglesey), North Wales. ... There are many places named Beaumaris: Beaumaris, Anglesey in Wales, for which the other places are named Beaumaris, suburb of Melbourne, Victoria (Australia), Australia Beaumaris, Tasmania, Australia This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. ... Llanddona is a village famous for its beach in Ynys Môn (Isle of Anglesey), North Wales. ... Cemlyn Bay (grid reference SH330933) is a bay on the northwest coast of Anglesey, North Wales, approximately 2. ... Holyhead (Welsh: Caergybi, the fort of St. ...

Sons and daughters of Anglesey

Born on Anglesey

  • Tony Adams - actor (Anglesey, 1940)
  • William Bulkeley - diarist (1691 - 1760 Brynddu, Llanfechell, Anglesey)
  • Dic Evans - Seaman and coxswain two-times winner of the RNLI gold medal for bravery - (Moelfre, 1905)
  • Dawn French - actress, writer, comedian (Holyhead, 1957)
  • Hugh Griffith - Oscar winning actor (Marianglas, 1912)
  • Steve Griffiths - writer (Anglesey 1949
  • Owain Gwynedd - prince (Anglesey, c1100)
  • Hywel Gwynfryn - radio and TV personality (Llangefni, 1942)
  • Wayne Hennessey - footballer - currently goalkeeper with Wolves and Wales (Anglesey 1987)
  • Captain Owen Jones - volunteer lifeboatman winner of the RNLI gold medal for bravery (Anglesey)
  • Rhys Jones - 2 gold medals (archery) International Island Games 2005
  • Mr Thomas William Jones - able seaman on RMS Titanic who took charge of Lifeboat #8 (Anglesey, c1880)
  • William Jones - mathematician (Llanfihangel Tre'r Beirdd, 1675)
  • John Morris-Jones - Welsh grammarian and poet (Llandrygarn, 1864)
  • Glenys Kinnock - politician (Holyhead, 1944)
  • Wendy Orme - screenwriter (Anglesey, 1911)
  • Edward Roberts - gold medal (team shooting) International Island Games 2005
  • Edward Roberts - second coxswain winner of the RNLI gold medal for bravery (Anglesey)
  • Wilf Roberts - landscape artist (Anglesey, 1941)
  • Ifor Owain Thomas - tenor (Pentraeth, 1892)
  • Hugh Owen Thomas - pioneering orthopaedic surgeon (Anglesey, 1833)
  • Thomas Thomas - gold and bronze medal (team shooting & shooting) International Island Games 2005
  • Anthony White - gold medal (team shooting) International Island Games 2005
  • Nicola Kate Stretton - silver medal (athletics) International Island Games 2005
  • Sir Kyffin Williams RA - landscape painter (Anglesey, 1918 - 2006)
  • Claire Wilson - gold medal (swimming) International Island Games 2005
  • Owain Tudor - Grandfather of Henry VII (Henry Tudor), who had married the widow of Henry V to give the Tudor dynasty a tenuous claim on the English throne Plas Penmynydd

Tony Adams (born December 11, 1940) is a Welsh actor, best known for his performances in two British television soap operas. ... RNLI Lifeboat at Calshot Spit The Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI) is a charity dedicated to saving lives at sea around the coasts of the United Kingdom and the Republic of Ireland. ... Dawn French (born 11 October 1957) is a British comedian and actress best known for being part of a comic duo with her comic partner Jennifer Saunders and for playing the lead role in The Vicar of Dibley as Geraldine Granger. ... Hugh Emrys Griffith (May 30, 1912 – May 14, 1980) was a film actor. ... Owain Gwynedd (in English, Owen) (c. ... Hywel Gwynfryn (born 13 July 1942 in Llangefni, Anglesey) is a Welsh TV[1] and Radio[2] personality, and lyricist. ... Wayne Hennessey (b. ... Wolverhampton Wanderers F.C. are an English football club playing at Molineux. ... RNLI Lifeboat at Calshot Spit The Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI) is a charity dedicated to saving lives at sea around the coasts of the United Kingdom and the Republic of Ireland. ... The International Island Games Association (IGA) is an organization the sole purpose of which is to organise the Island Games, a friendly biennial athletic competition between teams from several islands. ... For other uses, see Titanic. ... Sir William Jones (1675 - 3 July 1749) was a mathematician. ... Sir John Morris-Jones (1864 - 1929) was a Welsh grammarian and poet. ... Image:GlenysKinnock. ... Wendy Orme (born 1911) was a screenwriter and the second wife of Emeric Pressburger. ... The International Island Games Association (IGA) is an organization the sole purpose of which is to organise the Island Games, a friendly biennial athletic competition between teams from several islands. ... Hugh Owen Thomas Hugh Owen Thomas (1834-1891) was a British surgeon. ... The International Island Games Association (IGA) is an organization the sole purpose of which is to organise the Island Games, a friendly biennial athletic competition between teams from several islands. ... The International Island Games Association (IGA) is an organization the sole purpose of which is to organise the Island Games, a friendly biennial athletic competition between teams from several islands. ... The International Island Games Association (IGA) is an organization the sole purpose of which is to organise the Island Games, a friendly biennial athletic competition between teams from several islands. ... Sir Kyffin Williams RA (born 9 May 1918) is a Welsh landscape painter who lives in Menai Bridge on the Island of Anglesey. ... The International Island Games Association (IGA) is an organization the sole purpose of which is to organise the Island Games, a friendly biennial athletic competition between teams from several islands. ... This article needs additional references or sources for verification. ...

Lived on Anglesey

  • Henry Austin Dobson - poet and essayist (Plymouth, Devon 1840)
  • Tristan Hughes - writer (Canada)
  • Aled Jones - singer and television presenter (Bangor, 1970)
  • Ian "Lemmy" Kilmister - heavy metal bass player and singer (Stoke-on-Trent, 1945)
  • Matthew Maynard - cricketer (Oldham, Lancashire 1966)
  • Gwyn Parry - writer (Wales)
  • Gary Pritchard - sports journalist & broadcaster (Bangor, 1970)
  • Eric Roberts - baritone (Conwy, North Wales)
  • Charles Tunnicliffe - wildlife artist (Chester, 1901)
  • Naomi Watts - actress (Kent, 1968)
  • Dyfed Russell-Hughes - Actor and Thrash Metal vocalist(with Alisons Refrigerated Delicatessen)
  • Gruff Rhys- Musician best known for being the leadman of Super Furry Animals grew up in Rachub, near Bethesda (Haverforwest, 18 July 1970)
  • Rex Whistler - artist (Eltham, Kent 1905)
  • Maurice Wilks - designer of the Landrover; which was test driven at Newborough and Llanddona beaches

Henry Austin Dobson (January 18, 1840 – September 2, 1921) was an English poet and essayist. ... Aled Jones (born 29 December 1970) is a Welsh singer and television/radio personality and broadcaster who first came to fame as a boy soprano. ... Lemmy (born Ian Fraiser Kilmister on December 24, 1945, also known as Ian Willis, Lemmy Kilmister, and Lemmy von Motörhead) is an English singer and bass guitarist, most famous for being the founding member of the heavy metal band Motörhead. ... Matthew Peter Maynard (born March 21, 1966, Oldham, Lancashire) was a skilled batsman and, later in his career, wicketkeeper famed for his aggressive and dashing strokeplay. ... Gary Pritchard (Born 1970 in Bangor, North Wales) is a professional broadcaster and journalist. ... Eric Anthony Roberts (born on April 18, 1956, in Biloxi, Mississippi) is an American film and stage actor. ... Charles Tunnicliffe was an internationally renowned naturalistic painter of birds and wildlife who spend most of his working ife on Anglesey. ... Naomi Ellen Watts (born September 28, 1968) is a British-Australian actress most famous for her roles in Mulholland Dr., the film remakes of The Ring and King Kong, as well as her Academy Award-nominated role in the film 21 Grams. ... Gruff Rhys (pronounced ; born July 18, 1970 in Haverfordwest (Welsh: Hwlffordd) in south-west Wales) is a member of the Super Furry Animals who were at the forefront of the wave of successful Welsh bands which broke through into the mainstream music scene in the 1990s. ... Super Furry Animals (also known as SFA, the Furries and the Super Furries) are a Welsh rock band, with leanings towards psychedelic rock and electronic experimentation. ... Bethesda, the name of a pool in the New Testament, has been adopted as a name by many other places and things. ... Rex Whistler (b. ... Maurice Wilks was the chief designer at the British car company Rover at the end of World War II, responsible for the development of the Land Rover utility vehicle. ...

Government

see also: Isle of Anglesey County Council

Anglesey (together with Holy Island) is one of the thirteen traditional counties of Wales. In medieval times, before the conquest of Wales in 1283, Môn often had periods of temporary independence as it was frequently bequeathed to the heirs of kings as a sub kingdom of Gwynedd. The last times this occurred were for a few years after 1171 following the death of Owain Gwynedd when the island was inherited by Rhodri ab Owain Gwynedd and again between 1246 - c.1255 when it was given to Owain Goch as his share of the kingdom. Following the conquest of Wales by Edward I it was created a county under the terms of the Statute of Rhuddlan of 1284. Prior to this it had been divided into the cantrefi of: The Isle of Anglesey County Council (Welsh: ) is the governing body for Anglesey, one of the Principal Areas of Wales. ... Wales has thirteen traditional counties (or vice counties). ... For broader historical context, see 1280s and 13th century. ... Gwynedd was one of the kingdoms or principalities of medieval Wales. ... Owain Gwynedd (in English, Owen) (c. ... Rhodri ab Owain Gwynedd (1135(?)-1195), was prince of part of Gwynedd. ... Owain ap Gruffydd, (also known as Owain Goch (Owain the Red)), (d. ... Edward I (17 June 1239 – 7 July 1307), popularly known as Longshanks[1], also as Edward the Lawgiver because of his legal reforms, and as Hammer of the Scots,[2] achieved fame as the monarch who conquered Wales and who tried to do the same to Scotland. ... The Statute of Rhuddlan was enacted on 3 March 1284 after the conquest of Wales by the English king Edward I. The Statute of Rhuddlan was issued from Rhuddlan Castle in North Wales, which was built as one of the iron ring of fortresses by Edward I, in his late... This page is a candidate to be copied to Wiktionary. ...

  • Aberffraw
  • Rhosyr
  • Cemais

In 1974 it formed a district of the new large county of Gwynedd, until in the 1996 reform of local government it was restored as a local government county. The county council is a unitary authority and is named "Isle of Anglesey County Council" (Welsh: Cyngor Sir Ynys Môn). While there is currently a majority of independent councillors, the council is under no overall control, as the members do not generally divide along party lines. The only party group on the council is that of Plaid Cymru. There are five non-partisan groups on the council, containing a mix of party and independent candidates. The largest of these groups is Môn Ymlaen/Anglesey Forward, with 15 members out of the 40 in total. For local government purposes, Wales is divided into 22 unitary authorities. ... Gwynedd is an administrative county in Wales, named after the old Kingdom of Gwynedd. ... A unitary authority is a type of local authority, which has a single tier and is responsible for all local government functions within its area. ... Welsh redirects here, and this article describes the Welsh language. ... Plaid Cymru – The Party of Wales (pronounced IPA: ; Plaid) is a political party in Wales. ...


See also

Ynys Môn is a constituency of the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom. ... This is a list of the islands of Wales, the mainland of which is part of Great Britain, as well as a table of the largest Welsh islands by area. ...

External links


Coordinates: 53°17′N, 4°20′W Map of Earth showing lines of latitude (horizontally) and longitude (vertically), Eckert VI projection; large version (pdf, 1. ...


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