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Encyclopedia > Ty Mawr Wybrnant

Tŷ Mawr is situated in the beautiful and secluded Wybrnant valley, in the parish of Penmachno, near Betws-y-Coed in North Wales, and was the birthplace of Bishop William Morgan, first translator of the whole Bible into Welsh. Village sign Betws-y-Coed is a village in the county borough of Conwy, within the traditional borders of Caernarfonshire, North Wales. ... Approximate extent of North Wales North Wales (known in some archaic texts as Northgalis) is the northernmost unofficial region of Wales, bordered to the south by Mid Wales. ... William Morgan [aka MOG] (1545 – September 10, 1604), was Bishop of Llandaff and of St Asaph, and the translator of the first version of the whole Bible into Welsh. ... This Gutenberg Bible is displayed by the United States Library of Congress. ... Welsh redirects here, and this article describes the Welsh language. ...


It is owned by the National Trust and has been sensitively restored to its probable 16th century appearance. Despite its name ("big house") it is very small by today's standards, but houses some old furniture and a collection of Welsh Bibles, including William Morgan's Bible of 1588. There are also other Bibles in many other languages, donated by visitors to the house from around the World. The standard of the National Trust The National Trust for Places of Historic Interest or Natural Beauty, usually known as The National Trust, is a British preservation organization. ...


The house is most easily reached from the village of Penmachno, 4 miles from Betws-y-coed, but can also be reached from the A470 between Betws-y-coed and Dolwyddelan. The A470 at Bwlch Oerddrws The A470 is a major road in Wales, running from Cardiff to Llandudno. ... Categories: UK geography stubs ...


"Wybrnant" is the name of the valley in which the house is located, and is often tagged onto the name to distinguish it from other "Tŷ Mawr"s. The origins of the word "wybrnant" are not wholly known. Whilst "nant" is a small stream, "wybr" is an old word for sky or cloud. Another school of thought is that the word is derived from a corruption of "(g)wiber", meaning adder/viper. According to myth [1], long ago a 'gwiber' was something quite different - a huge snake that could fly, and one lived in this valley.


See also

The first Welsh language translation of the Bible was produced by William Morgan in 1588. ...

External links

  • Tŷ Mawr - National Trust site
  • Site with pictures

 
 

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