Llandegai (occasionally spelt Llandygai) is a small
villageon the A5 roadbetween Bangor and Tal-y-Bontin Gwynedd, Wales. It affords a view of the nearby Carneddau mountainrange.
The village is home to the locally controversialFact|date=August 2008
Penrhyn Castle, home of the Pennant family, but now owned by the National Trust. [ [Penrhyn Castle, Bangor, Wales http://www.waymarking.com/waymarks/WM27E4] - Waymarking.com]
The alternative spelling Llandygai appeared on roadsigns in the 1980s and 90s but has more recently been reverted to Llandegai.
The village has a
parish churchwhich is of cruciformstructure with a central tower. In the church is a marblemonument to Archbishop John Williams, the Lord Keeper of the Great Sealduring the reign of James I. The church and village are named after the church's founding SaintSt. Tegaior Tygai, leading to the alternative spellings of the village's name. Relicsof the Saint include a stone coffinand a cross bearing his name are kept at the church. [ T. D. Breverton, The Book of Welsh Saints (Cyhoeddiadau Glyndŵr, 2001)]
1648during the English Civil Warthe Battle of Llandegaiwas fought near the village. Royalist forces of 150 horse and 120 foot soldiers led by Sir John Owenengaged Parliamentarian forces led by Colonel Carterand Colonel Twistleton. [Parry's Railway E&W Publishers 1970 ISBN 085104 013 6]
Holyheadto Bangor railwaypasses through the village. There has never been a railway station or halt in the village as the railway passes through the Llandegai Tunnel, which is 442 yards in length, before emerging onto the Ogwen Viaductto the east of the village.
* [http://www.geograph.org.uk/search.php?i=3498267 www.geograph.co.uk : photos of Llandegai and surrounding area]
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