Penmaen Mawr  Caernarvonshire


In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Penmaen Mawr like this:

PENMAEN-MAWR, a place on the N coast of Carnarvon; on the Chester and Holyhead railway, 4 miles W S W of Conway. It has a station on the railway, a post-office ‡ under Conway, and a hotel. Penmaen-Mawrmountain here stands boldly out into the sea; rises to an altitude of 1, 545 feet; was ...

the scene of laborious efforts and very great dangers, on the part of travellersin the old times, between Chester and Holyhead; is traversed by Telford's Holyhead road, at a height of about 250 feet; presented most formidable difficulties to the construction, past it, of the Chester and Holyhead railway; and admitted the construction to be done only by means of a sea-wall and a tunnel.

Penmaen Mawr through time

Penmaen Mawr is now part of Conwy district. Click here for graphs and data of how Conwy has changed over two centuries. For statistics about Penmaen Mawr itself, go to Units and Statistics.

How to reference this page:

GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Penmaen Mawr, in Conwy and Caernarvonshire | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.


Date accessed: 19th May 2024

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