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(kɑːˈnɑːvənˌʃɪə; -ʃə)
(Placename) (until 1974) a county of NW Wales, now part of Gwynedd


(kɑrˈnɑr vənˌʃɪər, -ʃər)

a historic county in Gwynedd, in NW Wales.
Also called Caer•nar′von.
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His father was Rupert Williams-Ellis, brother of Clough, architect of Portmeirion, while his mother, Hertfordshire-born Cecily, founded the Caernarvonshire of Rural Wales in 1928.
1888: TE Lawrence - Lawrence of Arabia - was born in Tremadoc, Caernarvonshire.
1888 TE Lawrence - Lawrence of - was born in Tremadoc, Caernarvonshire 1956 Bela Lugosi, the horror actor who became a drug addict later in his life, died.
William was MP for Caernarvonshire from 1881 to 1895.
SAILING (Silver: Hannah Mills, S Wales, 470 class) THE club captain at Abersoch-based South Caernarvonshire Yacht Club, Pete Richards, is hopeful that the Olympic success of Hannah Mills and Saskia Clarke will imbue yachtsmen with a more competitive spirit.
But even if I do happen to know what a hobbet of wheat means at Wrexham, that knowledge, good for Flint, is not good for Caernarvonshire.
The 1985 Open champion and 1988 Masters winner played some fabulous golf around the Conwy course in Caernarvonshire.
Andrew Robertson of the South Caernarvonshire Yacht Club said a minute's silence was observed yesterday morning and a black flag was raised on the flagstaff.
We tried our product in the heartland of Wales, in a dozen or so small shops in Caernarvonshire.
And when I went to Enfield in connection with some building there, what should I see, whirring above my head, but a 100 kilowatt generator, later erected on the Caernarvonshire coast.
One option is a new processing unit at Horeb, if Food Centre Wales goes ahead with its plans, but he is also talking to Caernarvonshire County Council about taking space at a food park being developed at Crosshands.