Place Name: Beaumaris
Feature Type (Year Approved): Neighbourhood (1973), Park (1982), Road (1973)
Name Origins: Commemorative
From the Norman-French Beau Mareys, meaning "fair marsh".
From Wikipedia Beaumaris at https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Beaumaris_Castle
Cultural Affiliation: Welsh
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.
Suburb Boundary Beaumaris, Edmonton, Alberta, T5X 6C3, Canada
Village Beaumaris, Tasmania, Australia
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