Mallwyd shown within Gwynedd
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Mallwyd is a small village at the most southern end of the county of Gwynedd, Wales in the valley of the River Dyfi. It lies on the A470 approximately halfway between Dolgellau and Machynlleth, and forms the junction of the A458 towards Welshpool. The nearest village is Dinas Mawddwy, two miles to the north, and Aberangell to the south. The River Dugoed flows into the River Dyfi near the village.
The village is situated near the old boundary between the counties of Merionethshire and Montgomeryshire. The village was formerly named 'Tre'r llan', situated in the parish of Mallwyd in the district of Mawddwy. This was the region of the Red Bandits of Mawddwy, which is remembered in the village pub, The Brigands.
- The church viewd from the East
- Yew tree
- Ports with fossil mammoth tusk and an epiphysis of a limb bone, found between the church and the river
- Ports and timber belltower
- Timber belltower inscribed: SOLI DEO SACRUM ANNI CHRISTI MDCXL. It formerly also read VENITE CANTEM[us domino] A.D.1640 HONOR DEO IN EXCELSIS
- A panorama view of the church facing East
- Raised seating at the back of the church
- Black marble, octagonal font, dated below the bowl 1734, gift of Sir John Mytton of Halston.
- Sculpture: Mary and Jesus
According to tradition, Mallwyd church was founded in the 6th century by St Tydecho after he came to the area from Cornwall. The present building dates from the 14th century and is unusual in form, being long and narrow with a balcony at each end. There are many wooden fixtures dating from the 17th century. The scholar John Davies was rector of Mallwyd for 40 years at the beginning of the 17th century. There is a memorial to him in the church which was put up to commemorate the 200th anniversary of his death. Outside the church are several great yew trees.
- John Davies — scholar, Rector of Mallwyd 1604-44 (c. 1567–1644)
- Robert Foulkes, clergyman and murderer (baptised here March 1633/34-executed January 1679)
- Richard Davies (Tafolog) — bard and critic (1830–1904)
- David Jones (Dewi Wyllt) — musician (1836–1878)
- John Rice Jones — American jurist and politician (1759–1824)
- Klein, Peter (2005). The Temptation and Downfall of the Vicar of Stanton Lacy. Merlin Unwin Books. pp. 27–28. ISBN 1-873674-71-6.
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