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PENTRAETH (PEN-TRAETH), a parish, in the hundred of Tyndaethwy, union and county of Anglesey, North Wales, 5 miles (N. W.) from Beaumaris. The name of this place, signifying "the head or point of the sands," is derived from its situation at the head of a small bay of the Irish Sea, called Traeth Côch, or "the red sands," and sometimes Red Wharf Bay. The church, dedicated to the Virgin Mary, is a small neat edifice, put into a complete state of repair in 1821. The name of the village of Pentraeth is more properly Llanvair-Bettws-Geraint, and it is therefore thought that before the erection of the present church, here was a church in honour of Geraint, an early British saint. There are places of worship for dissenters.[1]

PENTRAETH, a parochial chapelry in the hundred of Tyndaethwy, county Anglesey, 5 miles N.W. of Beaumaris, its post town, and 7 from Bangor. The village is situated on the banks of a rivulet which flows into Red Wharf Bay, about 1 mile N., on the shores of which are found a rare variety of shells. For more information see Pentraeth, Anglesey at


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  1. Lewis, Samuel A., A Topographical Dictionary of Wales (1846). Adapted. Date accessed: 29 Aug 2014.


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