Merionethshire is one of thirteen historic counties of Wales whose name is derived from that of the earlier cantref of Meirionnydd. This supposedly took its name from Meirion, a grandson of Cunedda Wledig, who was granted the lordship of the area.
The county is a maritime county, bounded to the north by Caernarfonshire, to the east by Denbighshire, to the south by Montgomeryshire and Cardiganshire, and to the west by Cardigan Bay.
Although a predominantly Welsh speaking area, some towns, like Barmouth and Tywyn, are very Anglicised as they are popular holiday destinations for people from the Midlands.
The county has numerous war memorials in its towns and villages, mostly situated in Churches and Chapels. Below is a list of some of the towns and villages in the county. Those with hyperlinks point to completed pages on this website. Those without are yet to be written up:
Merionethshire War Memorials
Aberdyfi No 10 Commando Memorial
Betws Gwerful Goch War Memorial
Blaenau Ffestiniog (Oakeley Quarries) War Memorial
Brithdir (St. Mark’s Church) War Memorial
Pennal Vickers Wellington R1068 Memorial
Tanygrisiau (Bethel Chapel) War Memorial