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PWLLHELI ("salt pit," or "pool"), a municipal and contributory parliamentary borough (Carnarvon district), seaport and market-town of Carnarvonshire, North Wales, 20 m. S. of Carnarvon and 270 m. from London by rail. Pop. (1901), 3675. It is on the north side of Cardigan Bay, on the shore of Tremadoc Bay, with a sandy beach 4 m. in length and good bathing. t is the terminus of the Cambrian railway (the London & North-Western railway being 4 m. distant at Afonwen junction). Pwllheli commands a good view of Merionethshire and of the Snowdon range, with the entire sweep of Cardigan Bay, Carreg yr ymbill (gimlet stone) at the mouth of the harbour, Abersoch and St Tudwal's Islands. Many hundred acres of land have been reclaimed from the sea here and along the coast of the bay; there are costly embankments and good harbourage. The coast is locally noted for fisheries (especially of lobsters and oysters) and some ship-building is carried on. Pwllheli was incorporated by Edward the Black Prince. At Nevin (Nefyn), 6 m. distant, Edward I. held a tournament or revel, in 1 284, on a magnificent scale, to commemorate his conquest of Wales.

Note - this article incorporates content from Encyclopaedia Britannica, Eleventh Edition, (1910-1911)

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