Beaumaris

Place Name: Beaumaris

Feature Type (Year Approved): Neighbourhood (1973), Park (1982), Road (1973)

Name Origins: Commemorative

Definition: 

From the Norman-French Beau Mareys, meaning "fair marsh".
From Wikipedia Beaumaris at https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Beaumaris_Castle

Cultural Affiliation: Welsh

Gender: N/A

Naming Edmonton: From Ada to Zoie

The neighbourhood name of Beaumaris is taken from an ancient castle in north Wales. This follows the Castle Downs area theme of naming neighbourhoods and subdivisions after famous castles. Building of the Beaumaris castle began in 1295 on a site chosen by Edward I for what would be his last and largest castle. The site, a water-covered grassland, earned the castle the name Beaumaris, which is French for "beautiful marsh" (beau mareys). In the Beaumaris neighbourhood, an illusion of a keep (fortress castle) and moat are created by the houses along Castle Keep road and the Lake Beaumaris stormwater containment area.

Other Locations:

Town Beaumaris, Isle of Anglesey, Wales, LL58 8BP, United Kingdom

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