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Penmachno

Penmachno is a village in the isolated upland valley of Cwm Penmachno, 4 miles south of Betws-y-Coed in the county of Conwy, north Wales. The two parts of the village are linked by a five-arched, stone bridge dating from 1785. The village has been referred to as Pennant Machno, Llandudclyd and Llan dutchyd in historical sources.According to the 2011 census, the population of the Bro Machno Parish (which also includes Cwm Penmachno) was 617, of whom 342 (55%) were able to speak Welsh and 214 (34%) had no skills in Welsh.Notable residentsIt is renowned as the birthplace of Bishop William Morgan (probably 1545 – 1604), who was born at Tŷ Mawr, Y Wybrnant, near the village; the precise year of his birth is uncertain, it is generally accepted to be 1545, but his memorial in Cambridge suggests 1541.Memorial in St John's College Chapel, Cambridge He was one of the leading scholars of his day, having mastered Hebrew in addition to Latin and Greek. He was the first to translate the Bible in its entirety into Welsh. Tŷ Mawr is now a National Trust property open to the public and contains a Bible museum.
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